Obstetrics & gynaecology

Planned cesarean births safe for low-risk pregnancies

New research shows that planned cesarean deliveries on maternal request are safe for low-risk pregnancies and may be associated with a lower risk of adverse delivery outcomes than planned vaginal deliveries. The study is ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Physical therapy after c-section improves outcomes

Women who received physical therapy after undergoing a cesarean section had significantly improved outcomes compared to those who did not according to a new study from University of Missouri Health Care.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Enhanced recovery approach aids cesarean birth outcomes

(HealthDay)—An enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program for cesarean delivery is associated with improved outcomes, according to a study published online Sept. 10 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cesarean delivery tied to clinical deterioration in SARS-CoV-2

(HealthDay)—Cesarean birth is associated with clinical deterioration in women with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and with an increased risk for neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) admission, ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Shift in birth timing tied to decline in birth weights

(HealthDay)—If rates of obstetric practices had not changed between 1990 and 2013 to include more cesarean deliveries and inductions, then the average U.S. birth weight likely would have increased over this time, according ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Tissue adhesive, sterile strips similar after cesarean section

(HealthDay)—With cesarean deliveries, wound complications are similar for tissue adhesive and sterile strips when used after closure of a Pfannenstiel skin incision, according to a study published online July 9 in Obstetrics ...

Health

Returning to intimacy after childbirth

(HealthDay)—"No sex for six weeks" used to be the standard advice following childbirth and, according to many doctors, it is still a good practice to allow healing. But it's not a hard-and-fast rule.

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