The latest trend in “natural” birthing involves wiping a mother’s vaginal fluid on a baby born by C-section, hoping to expose him to beneficial bacteria that could help build his immune system. But OB-GYNs say vaginal seeding could potentially transfer viral infections to a baby.
Going through labor and having a vaginal delivery can be a long process that can be physically taxing for the mother. But C-sections come with risks for the mother.
If you are considering a vaginal delivery attempt after a C-section, there are three key questions you should discuss with your doctor.
Delivery has twists and turns for Mom with multiple sclerosis, but her disease isn’t a factor.
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Should a woman with multiple sclerosis have a C-section? Find out when it’s the way to go for an MS patient.
This isn’t your grandmother’s full-term pregnancy. Doctors used to define 37 to 42 weeks as the time span of a full-term pregnancy. Now, a U.S. OB/GYN group is dividing that range into different classifications after learning about critical differences in the final weeks of gestation. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the … Read More
Some expectant moms dread the idea of a cesarean section, while other women find the idea appealing. They may hope to avoid the pain of labor, cut short an uncomfortable pregnancy or ensure delivery at a time that’s convenient for them and their doctors. Wives’ tales are also circulating. People may believe, despite a lack … Read More