A pregnant Indiana mom was killed in a car accident yet her unborn baby was safely delivered via c-section after her death. Her two small children, who were in the backseat, also survived the crash. The baby is clinging to life, according to local police.
A University of Adelaide study has concluded that inducing labor when it's not medically necessary is more likely to result in birth complications compared to women who went into labor naturally.
There have always been certain traditional reasons for performing a cesarean section but recently "maternal request" has been added as a new indication. Read through reasons for elective c-section and the risks of the surgery. Do you think a person has the right to demand a cesarean if it is medically unnecessary?
Hi my name is Jade and I'm pregnant with my second child. I'm 24 weeks pregnant and would like to know will my body treat this labor as a first?
Dear Lactation Consultant,
Hi there. I could not find that this question has been asked so I am going to ask. With my first child I had a c-section. I tried nursing as soon as I could (which ended up being after I was in recovery for 2 hours and they had already given him a bottle). I tried to nurse him but it didn't seem like there was any milk. I tried pumping to get the milk flowing but nothing came out.
Mothers who have eagerly anticipated a vaginal birth may feel disappointed and inadequate because their expectations haven't been met, and they may even be afraid that because they "failed" at giving birth, they may also "fail" at breastfeeding.
Dear Mr. Dad,
It seems that every one of my wife's friends have had c-section deliveries. She's about a month away from her due date and we're both worried that she's going to have a c-section too. The childbirth preparation class we took didn't spend a lot of time on c-sections. In case it happens, what can I expect and what can I do to stay involved?
If you've weighed the pros and cons and decided you'd prefer to deliver vaginally -- and you have no pressing medical reasons not to -- there are steps you can take to minimize your chances of having an unplanned C-section. Rita Rubins looks more closely at these important birthing choices.
Even if you're as healthy as a horse and your uterus is chugging along just fine, your age might still mean the difference between a C-section and a vaginal delivery.