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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Infant gut microbiota influenced by caesarean & breastfeeding practices ~ may affect health in later life

February 12, 2013

Please credit CMAJ, not the Canadian Medical Association. CMAJ is an independent medical journal; views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of its owner, the CMA. Method of birth (vaginal birth s. cesarean delivery) and feeding practices (breastfeeding v. formula-feeding) influence the development of gut bacteria in newborns and thus may affect lifelong health, according to a […]

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