A C-section, also called a cesarean section, is the delivery of a baby through a surgical opening in the lower belly area.
Abdominal delivery; Abdominal birth; Cesarean section
A C-section delivery is performed when a vaginal birth is not possible or is not safe for the mother or child.
Surgery is usually done while the woman is awake but numbed from the chest to the feet. This is done by giving her epidural or spinal anesthesia.
The surgeon make a cut across the belly just above the pubic area. The uterus and amniotic sac are opened, and the baby is delivered.
The health care team clears the baby's mouth and nose of fluids, and the umbilical cord is clamped and cut. The pediatrician or nurse makes sure that the infant's breathing is normal and that the baby is stable.
The mother is awake, and she can hear and see her baby. The father or another support person is often able to be with the mother durin...
A common concern of moms and dads - especially when asthma runs in the family - is how they can prevent their children from getting asthma. New evidence suggests there are things you can do - or not do - to at least reduce the risk your child will develop asthma. I think the surest way to prevent your child from acquiring asthma is to not give your child the asthma gene. Yet there seems to be quite a bit of evidence that even folks with no history of asthma can develop asthma. Good examples of this are premature births (immature lungs) and occupational asthma . To get a better understanding of why the following may lead to asthma you should read up on the hygiene hypothesis that surmises asthma may be caused by lack of exposure to bacteria, and the microflora hypothesis that surmises asthma is caused by an imbalance of microbes in the intestines. Likewise, click on the links provided in this post for further reading. So you want to prevent your child from d...
Asthma is a disease that's been described in writings that go all the way back to 5,000 B.C . Despite it's long history , asthma experts still struggle to understand why 10 percent of people develop this disease.
Around 400 B.C. the Hippocratic writers suspected asthma was hereditary, and asthma physicians for years have suspected the same. Yet they had no proof.
Thankfully modern scientists have been working overtime to learn more about this disease, particlarly with one question in mind: what causes asthma?
The latest evidence is quite stunning. While scientists continue to believe there is a hereditary or genetic link, they've also learned that you don't have to have the asthma gene to develop asthma.
This wisdom is important because it may lead to methods of preventing asthma, better medicine, and a possible cure. As of this day, scientists have linked all of the following as possible cause...
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