Friday, June 04, 2010

Cesarian Sections

The Academic OB/Gyn has an interesting, if somewhat technical, discussion of single vs. double layer suturing to close up the uterus after a c-section. For what it's worth, my birth plan includes a request for double-layer suturing should surgery be necessary.

And speaking of surgical births, the Philadelphia Inquirer this week published Dangerous delivery shows peril of multiple C-sections:
The case points out a fundamental truth about surgical delivery: a first cesarean for most women leads to a cesarean with every pregnancy. And while a first section is quick, easy to perform, and rarely complicated, each repeat surgery carries greater risk.
A risk which, sadly, most women are not made aware of.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Homebirth Dads

Natural Papa Derek Markham has a series on his blog, 10 Questions for Homebirth Dads. One of the dads interviewed, Jorge Cuevas, is the producer of the video Homebirth Dads. Haven't seen it, but it looks neat.