Obstetrics & gynaecology

Operative vaginal delivery remains appropriate

(HealthDay)—Operative vaginal delivery remains an important component of modern labor management, but obstetric care providers need to be familiar with the proper use of the instruments and the risks involved, according ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Higher mortality tied to planned vaginal breech delivery

(HealthDay)—Perinatal mortality and morbidity is significantly higher with planned vaginal breech delivery compared with planned cesarean delivery, according to a review published online July 29 in BJOG: An International ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

More evidence C-sections riskier for moms

(HealthDay)—Women who deliver their first baby by cesarean section are more likely to need blood transfusions and be admitted to intensive care units than women who opt for a vaginal delivery, U.S. health officials reported ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Use of surgical procedure to facilitate child birth declines

Between 2006 and 2012 in the U.S., there was a decline in rates of episiotomy, a surgical procedure for widening the outlet of the birth canal to make it easier for the mother to give birth, according to a study in the January ...

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