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First Ever Systematic Review Evaluating Long-Term Benefits Vs. Harms of Cesarean Delivery

Recent years have seen publication of a series of large database analyses comparing outcomes of vaginal birth with cesarean delivery. They have provided sufficient data for reviewers to conduct a [...]

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Previous Cesarean Increases Likelihood of Future Hysterectomy Complications

If the list of cesarean harms weren’t long enough already, Consumer Reports points to another one: women who have hysterectomies are more likely to experience complications if they have [...]

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Cesarean Surgery Increases Likelihood of Deep Venous Clots and Pulmonary Embolism

A UPI report summarizes the findings of a systematic review (a study of studies) of 60 studies comparing the likelihood of deep venous clots and pulmonary embolism (venous thromboembolism) after [...]

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Cesarean Surgery May Lead to Long-Term Pain and Opioid Addiction

A study reporting on chronic opioid use after surgery, defined by study investigators as “having filled 10 or more prescriptions or more than 120 days’ supply of an opioid in the first year after [...]

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Planned Cesarean Increases Childhood Health Problems

The New York Times reports on an analysis of health issues in children according to their mode of delivery. The study compares health problems in the offspring of 321,287 1st-time mothers in [...]

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U.S. Report on Maternal Morbidity for Vaginal & Cesarean Delivery

A “must read,” the CDC has published an analysis of severe maternal morbidity (transfusion, ruptured uterus, unplanned hysterectomy, Intensive Care Unit admission) in U.S. women [...]

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