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Doctor insights on: Forceps In Childbirth

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Can forceps delivery cause deafness in a newborn baby?

Can forceps delivery cause deafness in a newborn baby?

No: Forceps delivery can cause problems with the facial nerve, rarely. However, there is no concern for forceps delivery causing deafness. ...Read more

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Can a forceps delivery cause deafness in a baby?

Can a forceps delivery cause deafness in a baby?

No: Deafness has never been a reported complication of a forceps delivery. Short-term complications can include lacerations, hemorrhage(intracranial, retinal, subgaleal), facial nerve damage and fractures. ...Read more

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Can forceps delivery cause head and brain injuries in babies?

Can forceps delivery cause head and brain injuries in babies?

Yes: Yes it can, but in the hands of a well trained obstretician they can also be life saving. ...Read more

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Pros/cons of c-section vs. assisted vaginal delivery? Baby persistently locked in posterior position, estimated 8lbs+.

Pros/cons of c-section vs. assisted vaginal delivery? Baby persistently locked in posterior position, estimated 8lbs+.

Depends: That is a decision that would need to be made in the moment. Many women can deliver vaginally with no problem from the occiput posterior position. If the baby can not be delivered with pushing then options of forceps, vacuum and c section should be considered. The size of the baby, the shape of the pelvis, the position of head and the experience of the doctor are all important considerations ...Read more

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In how many percentage of cases a mother or baby died due to general anesthesia in c section.? In your practise. ?

In how many percentage of cases a mother or baby died due to general anesthesia in c section.? In your practise. ?

General Anes and OB: General anesthesia is used for urgent delivery and when regional anesthesia ( spinal or epidural ) is contraindicated. Statistically, general anesthesia is very safe, with severe complications in 1 or of 50, 000 to 1 out of 200, 000 cases. I have been in practice 37 years and have never seen a severe complication from general or regional anesthesia for delivery. ...Read more

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Can pitocin (oxytocin) in labor cause autism in children?

Can pitocin (oxytocin) in labor cause autism in children?

Not proven: There is one study that proposes, at the molecular level that an excess of oxytocin during birth could cross the infants blood brain barrier in sheep and mice. This was published almost 10 years ago, and as far as i know there has been nothing further. On the other hand there are some studies that are proposing the use of oxytocin to aid in repetitive behaviors seen in the autistic spectrum. ...Read more

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I delivared 2 babies through c sec in 2 years gap.both the c sections are done in same place(abdomen).why both will be done in same place?

I delivared 2 babies through c sec in 2 years gap.both the c sections are done in same place(abdomen).why both will be done in same place?

Read on please: It is the decision of the OB usually, to minimize scarring, as long as you have healed well. The C/S site is pretty standard on the abdominal wall and uterine wall. Scar tissue can affect healing. Do ask your doctor for further clarification. I am just giving you a general answer and guide. Good luck and stay well. ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with a repeat c-section after laboring in attemp of vbac?

What are the risks associated with a repeat c-section after laboring in attemp of vbac?

Infection, bleeding.: An urgent or emergent repeat cesarean section after failed trial of labor in women with a prior cesarean section can be a very morbid procedure with high risk for infection, fever, bleeding, transfusion, injury to the bladder, ureters, bowel, possible hysterectomy and infertility. A prelabor repeat c-section is infinitely safer and more controlled - and is a much preferable choice. ...Read more

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My baby died in womb at 40 weeks + 4 days. No umbrical cord wrapping or placenta seperation. Does cephalo pelvic disproportion cause death. ?

My baby died in womb at 40 weeks + 4 days. No umbrical cord wrapping or placenta seperation. Does cephalo pelvic disproportion cause death. ?

Sorry for your loss: Tragically, many fetal deaths after 40 weeks remain unexplained. Cpd means that the baby gets "stuck" after a very prolonged labor. If your baby died before labor started, then it wasn't cpd. If you decide to have another child, give yourself enough time to grieve and heal, and then work closely with a perinatologist (high risk OB specialist) who can do extra specialized testing and monitor well. ...Read more

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Baby had prolapsed sac and died in birth. Any way to prevent in future?

Baby had prolapsed sac and died in birth. Any way to prevent in future?

Incompetent cervix: What you seem to be describing is what happens when the fetal material in the womb slides out of the cervix because the opening is not able to hold it in. This condition, an incompetent cervix, may be treated by the OB by inserting a strong band around the cervix like a purse string. This is drawn to a certain tightness and left in place until u are far along enough to have a nl delivery. ...Read more

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How come a mother who undergoes cesarean section may have spinal cord injury and brain injury?

How come a mother who undergoes cesarean section may have spinal cord injury and brain injury?

Blod Clot: A blod clot to the brain and or spinal cord is always a risk with surgery although uncommon. Pregnancy itself increases the risk for clotting. Sounds like an unfortunate event. ...Read more

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After giving birth, can doctors tighten the vagina?

After giving birth, can doctors tighten the vagina?

It can be narrowed: If an episiotomy was made, during repair the skin edges can be approximated closer and thus make the opening of the vagina, the introitus, narrower giving the feeling that it is tighter. Too narrow however can cause pain during intercourse or foreplay ...Read more

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What do women die from during childbirth, in the u.S.?

What do women die from during childbirth, in the u.S.?

See link:: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12825542 placental abruption, embolism, heart failure, and eclampsia are at the top of the list. ...Read more

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If women got trauma to coccyx during delivery--what is usually done?

If women got trauma to coccyx during delivery--what is usually done?

Nothing : No treatment is needed, use donut cushion for sitting until pain resolves. You do not need to do anything else. ...Read more

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How many women die in childbirth?

How many women die in childbirth?

16-17 per 100,000: Published in the lancet journal in 2010, the rate of maternal death in the us was 16.7 per 100, 000 live births. Ranked 39th in the world, the higher mortality is probably linked to older age and obesity. ...Read more

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How many women die during childbirth in 2011?

How many women die during childbirth in 2011?

12.7 per 100000: The latest data i could find was from 2007 when 12.7 maternal deaths occurred for every 100, 000 live births. That amounts to about 568 mothers that year. The lowest rate before 2007 was in 1987 when it was 6.6 deaths per 100, 000 live births. In 1950 it was 83.3 deaths per 100, 000 live births. ...Read more

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Umbilical cord prolapse caused a 30 second lack of oxygen to the baby during delivery. Will the baby be okay?

Umbilical cord prolapse caused a 30 second lack of oxygen to the baby during delivery. Will the baby be okay?

Only 30 ???: I am reluctant to accept the initial statement as realistic. Once a cord begins to prolapse it can produce an intermittent but complete obstruction to blood flow that may add up to a significant o2 deficit over time.I'm not sure anyone can estimate the insult accurately.If only 30, probably no long term effect. If low 1/5/10 min apgars and seizures in the 1st 24hr,it was longer and more problemat ...Read more

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Does epidural in back during childbirth cause back problems in long run?

Does epidural in back during childbirth cause back problems in long run?

No: Pregnancy causes postural changes in women that can give them back pain with or without pre existing back conditions. Epidurals are used by pain management specialists to treat back pain. Pregnancy also increases the laxity of ligaments and can exacerbate pre existing compression of nerves due to swelling. Being in stirrups and pushing with child birth also impact your lower back. ...Read more

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