Medications

Early postpartum opioids linked with persistent usage

Vanderbilt researchers have published findings indicating that regardless of whether a woman delivers a child by cesarean section or by vaginal birth, if they fill prescriptions for opioid pain medications early in the postpartum ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Caesarean section use has almost doubled globally since 2000

Globally, the number of babies born through caesarean section (C-section) almost doubled between 2000 and 2015—from 12% to 21% of all births—according to a Series of three papers published in The Lancet and launched at ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

For postpartum hemorrhage, carbetocin similar to oxytocin

(HealthDay)—For women after vaginal birth, heat-stable carbetocin is non-inferior to oxytocin for prevention of blood loss of at least 500 ml or use of additional uterotonic agents, according to a study published online ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Vaginal birth tied to later lack of pelvic organ support

(HealthDay)—Vaginal birth is associated with worse pelvic organ support five years after a woman's first delivery, and genital hiatus size is an independent predictor of worse support, according to a study published in ...

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