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Elective Cesarean Section. Part 2: The Baby.

Date: February 16th, 2015


This articles takes a look at benefits and risks of the elective cesarean section for the newborn.

Elective Cesarean Section. Part 1: the Mother.

Date: January 29th, 2015


Instead of vaginal delivery many women choose cesarean section, and this topic has aroused heated arguments at dinner parties. As always, the issue comes down to risks and benefits.

Labor Epidural Prevents Post-Partum Depression

Date: September 25th, 2014


Postpartum depression affects women after childbirth. It has all the signs and symptoms of clinical depression and can manifest in many ways. Its common symptoms…

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Date: October 3rd, 2013


Last week a woman who signed her name as Dawn Marie G posted the following on the Facebook page of All About Epidural.

Drug Pushers, Natural Birth and “Soft Science”

Date: July 30th, 2013


While browsing the Net for articles on labor epidural I came across this piece unprofessional garbage, an article in the Midwifery Today by one Judy…

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Wrong Message

Date: July 13th, 2013


I am sometimes called to give anesthesia for the trial of forceps before caesarean. It is exactly what it sounds like: if the women cannot…

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Adding oil to the fire- more on epidurals and cesareans

Date: July 13th, 2013


As shown in the corresponding chapter of this site, currently available evidence convincingly demonstrates that labor epidurals do not increase the risk of cesarean section….

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Chronic pain after childbirth

Date: July 13th, 2013


It was noticed some time ago that some patients developed pain after surgical operations that lasted considerably longer than expected: for months, years and sometimes…

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Epidural and the baby

Date: July 13th, 2013


“Will epidural harm my baby?” is a common question asked by expectant mothers, and childbirth experts are quick to point out possible complications and undesirable…

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Cats, natural births, cesareans and epidurals

Date: July 13th, 2013


While the never-ending debate on natural birth continues, the incidence of obstetric interventions, including epidurals and cesareans, is on the increase. There may be a…

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