A lesson in common-sense and why it’s so hard for the medical profession to use it?

March 26, 2013

Twin girls, Brielle and Kyrie Jackson were born 12 weeks ahead of their due date at Massachusetts Memorial Hospital in Worcester, MA on October 17, 1995. Needing intensive care, they were placed in separate incubators. Each weighed 2 lbs. and Kyrie began to gain weight and her health stabilized. But Brielle had trouble breathing, heart […]

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Increased risk of placenta accreta following primary elective caesarean delivery: a case-controlled study

March 4, 2013

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 03/04/2013 CONCLUSION: Compared with primary emergency caesarean section, primary elective caesarean section significantly increased the risk of placenta accreta in a subsequent pregnancy in the presence of *placenta praevia (OR 3.00; 95% CI 1.47–6.12; P = 0.025). *editor’s note: Obviously, follow-up studies on women with previas (all of whom had pre-labor Cesareans) […]

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Minnesota OB group leads state in natural births ~ 02/27/2013

February 27, 2013

Obstetricians in Winona, MN are happy with their 14% section rate, which is highest percentage of vaginal birth of any medical group in the state…. By Chris Rogers As the rates of cesarean sections (C-sections) climb elsewhere, Winona Health has succeeded in delivering a greater percentage of babies naturally than any other medical group in […]

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Study Highlights Ways to Reduce Preterm Birth Rates — eliminating elective induction & C-section one of top 5

February 25, 2013

Re-posted from ObGyn.net By Jamie Habib | November 26, 2012 In a new study published to coincide with the second annual World Prematurity Day on November 17, researchers have found that a relative reduction of premature births of just 5% by 2015 in 39 high-income countries would translate to the annual prevention of prematurity for approximately […]

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Maternal and infant outcome after caesarean section: findings from a Swedish case–control study

February 14, 2013

Conclusions ~ Caesarean sections without medical indication as well as emergency caesarean sections were associated with higher risks for maternal and infant morbidity. Authors: A Karlström1,*, H Lindgren2, I Hildingsson1,3 Article first published online: 15 JAN 2013 DOI: 10.1111/1471-0528.12129 © 2013 The Authors BJOG An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology © 2013 RCOG BJOG: An International Journal […]

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