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.


Nicholas Fogelson, MD said...

Thanks for the shout out! I'll keep an eye out on your blog. Sorry I'm so technical - my primary audience is docs!

The Mommy Blawger said...

You're welcome! My audience is split between birth professionals (midwives, doulas, childbirth educators) and parents - so I sometimes hesitate before posting technical information which may be useful to the first group, but confusing to the second.