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Doctor insights on: Natural Vs Cesarean Birth

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Is abortion like natural birth?

Is abortion like natural birth?

No: There r some obvious differences. In abortion you r expelling out fetus prematurely whereas in child birth it's a baby coming out. Since the size of both differ ( fetus not alive and much smaller than baby) the whole process and experience is different. ...Read more

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Cesarean Section (Definition)

Cesarean delivery is the most commonly performed life-saving surgery in obstetrics; it involves safe delivery of the fetus(es) via an incision on the lower abdomen of the pregnant woman, thus ...Read more


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What are the pros and cons of hospital delivery w/epidural vs. Natural birth at a birthing center?

What are the pros and cons of hospital delivery  w/epidural vs. Natural birth at a birthing center?

? birthing center ?: Safety is the prime concern I have for deliveries. I have had relatives born in caves & understand it can be okay.I have also run to "normal" deliveries to salvage a baby that came out wrong. Our local facilities have midwives delivering next door to docs, where a case can be quickly moved to an OR for C section if needed. No off site birthing center can eliminate the hour + lost in a transit. ...Read more

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Does the povider offer vbac (vaginal birth after previous cessarean section)?

Does the povider offer vbac (vaginal birth after previous cessarean section)?

No: Due to a combination of hospital policies and practicing at several hospitals in the community our practice does not feel that we can currently provide for vbac or tolac safely at this time. This may change in the future. ...Read more

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Any advice please! c-section vs. Vaginal delivery, which is a safer procedure\?

Any advice please! c-section vs. Vaginal delivery, which is a safer procedure\?

C section: Medical rumors have it that the c section will preserve the pelvic perineum. Keep the vagina tighter and prevent uterine prolapse in the future medical rumors also say that vagina birth is better for the baby, because of a little squeeze it needs on his lungs, and a lot less drugs in his system. Nature, i think, has already decided the best way to continue. ...Read more

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Estrogen supplements vs. Birth control? Which is safer?

Estrogen supplements vs. Birth control? Which is safer?

Neither: They both contain estrogen. Both have pros/cons and potential adverse side effects. It depends upon the situation and you need to discuss it w/your doc. ...Read more

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Is hypnobirthing only for natural birth plans?

Is hypnobirthing only for natural birth plans?

Yes: It is a natural birth plan but it can be used no matter what is needed. If there is planned repeat c section one could still use the principles and teachings. It lowers the rate of c section and epidural anesthesia but if these modalitites are needed they are done. ...Read more

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Cesarean section or vaginal delivery is better ?

Cesarean section or vaginal delivery is better ?

Vaginal: it depends , vaginal is preferred , unless you have contraindications for it i would check with your OB first ...Read more

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Previous post partum haemorrage and c section, is vaginal birth an option instead?

Previous post partum haemorrage and c section, is vaginal birth an option instead?

Not recommended: Controversy over vaginal birth after c-section has gone from one end of the spectrum (no) to the other (sometimes) . Your OB can determine if you are a candidate for vaginal birth after c-section and if you are your delivery will be very closely monitored and preparation for c-section will be in place in case you need it. The surgical team will be nearby throughout your labor and delivery. ...Read more

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What is the incidence of mixed delivery (one twin delivered vaginally, one twin delivered via c-section)?

What is the incidence of mixed delivery (one twin delivered vaginally, one twin delivered via c-section)?

About 4% but rising: The most common reasons for c section of a second twin are heart rate problems and the baby coming down in a position other than head first. Many doctors used to be willing to deliver a second twin either butt first or by the feet, but few still have much experience in doing this. There is also a risk of injury to the nerves of the arm or learning disability in any baby that is born breech. ...Read more

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Hospital labor & delivery vs birth center. Which is better and why?

Hospital labor & delivery vs birth center. Which is better and why?

Define Birth Center: I deliver at a birth center which has private rooms, newborn rooming, birth plan receptive... But still offer 24/7 epidural service, full or availability in-house for emergencies, full time peds/neonatologist if needed, and full lab & blood bank services. Most hospital l&d units are emulating birth centers & maintain all support services in case of emergencies. Tour & deliver where you feel safe. ...Read more

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What birth method is safer for a women with a benign heart arriyhmia. C section or vaginal birth?

What birth method is safer for a women with a benign heart arriyhmia. C section or vaginal birth?

Depends: It depends on what type of arrhythmia you have. Most arrhythmias are okay for vaginal delivery, but you need the advice of your ob/gyn or a maternal fetal medicine specialist to give you advice on your specific case. Most women do better with vaginal delivery because cesarean is major surgery and has it's own risks for heart problems following delivery of the baby and venous return to the heart. ...Read more

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What are the risks of home birth vs. Hospital birth?

What are the risks of home birth vs. Hospital birth?

Worth the risk?: The advantages at home are a more controlled and comfortable environment, less invasive, and it can be a really positive experience. The disadvantages are limited options for pain relief and huge risks for you and the baby in the rare instances where things go wrong. Unfortunately, things can go wrong very quickly. A competent birth attendant with good judgment and back up is essential. ...Read more

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Which is safer, vbac or repeat cesarean (2nd cesarean) ?

Which is safer, vbac or repeat cesarean (2nd cesarean) ?

Depends on situation: If your initial cs was due to big baby/small pelvis & you face the same with the next delivery a vbac may be unwise.If the initial cs was for breach or monitor irregularities & your pelvis is considered adequate by the ob, a vbac may be a reasonable choice. Discuss this with the OB & see what what your options are. ...Read more

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Is there any correlation between being a cesarean section baby and future delivery?

Is there any correlation between being a cesarean section baby and future delivery?

Increased C/S risk.: As our society is moving to later reproduction and more assisted conceptions for subfertility in the midst of an obesity epidemic (with concurrent diabetes mellitus and hypertension morbidities), i expect the overall c-section to keep rising for the foreseeable future. If you were born via c-section you were probably too big for your mother's pelvis and that's likely to recur when you deliver. ...Read more

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What are the risks of vaginal vault prolapse during pregnancy? 27w pregnant breech baby

What are the risks of vaginal vault prolapse during pregnancy? 27w pregnant breech baby

Not a problem: Vaginal vault prolapse in pregnancy is not harmful, but can be uncomfortable. Ask your ob/gyn md to place a pessary into your vagina to lift up the cervix and reduce the prolapse problem until after delivery. ...Read more

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What is advantage of having birth control pills before uterine polypectomy?

What is advantage of having birth control pills before uterine polypectomy?

Polyp: It will decreasevthe thickness of the lining of the uterus so as to make the polyp easily visualized during polypectomy. ...Read more

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What are the risks in having a vaginal birth after c section?

What are the risks in having a vaginal birth after c section?

Baby with some risk: If the labour is prolonged and not progressing well, the baby may develop respiratory distress,will have low oxygen level and it may affect the brain of the baby .But if labour process progressing well as expected,then there is no risk in having vaginal birth. Your doctor will explain to you wether you should have vaginal delivery or not. ...Read more

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What are some advantages of the natural family planning method of birth control?

What are some advantages of the natural family planning method of birth control?

Cheapest: Well you don't have to spend any money on it whatsoever and that makes it the cheapest form of birth control. It can work well provided you have very regular, predictable cycles and that you are compliant with abstinence during your peak fertility times. ...Read more

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What are partial birth abortions?

What are partial birth abortions?

A media term: The media and or various interest groups have coined & used this phrase in the struggle over abortion practices. It is not a medical term so the definition is whatever the interest group using it decides it is at the time they bring it up. ...Read more