ARTICLE & RESEARCH
Cord Clamping Timing Not Tied to Maternal Blood Loss in C-Section (But more research needed on cord milking in preterm infants, related study finds.)
Delayed Cord Clamping is a big discussion amongst parents these days leading to their birth... So let's learn a little more from a recent study...
There have been many studies regarding the health benefits of 'delayed cord clamping' for infants but limited data on maternal outcomes. This research measures the change in blood loss, hemoglobin levels, and intraventricular hemorrhage.
In Conclusion: Among women undergoing scheduled cesarean delivery of term singleton pregnancies, delayed umbilical cord clamping, compared with immediate cord clamping, resulted in no significant difference in the change in maternal hemoglobin level at postoperative day 1
Read more and view the results: www.medpagetoday.com/obgyn/pregnancy/83465
Full study: 'Effect of delayed verse immediate umbilical cord clamping on maternal blood loss in term cesarean delivery' jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2755613
Further Research: 'Association on umbilical cord milking verse umbilical cord clamping with death or severe intraventricular hemorrhage among pre-term infants. jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2755614
This Week in Maternity... Vaginal Delivery after Cesarean Section (VBAC) or a planned (elective) cesarean?
Planned mode of delivery after a previous cesarean section and short-term maternal and perinatal outcomes: A Population-based record linkage cohort study in Scotland.
NHS response to study: www.nhs.uk/news/pregnancy-and-child/planned-caesareans-safer-women-past-history-caesarean-sections/
This Week In Maternity... U.S Maternal Mortality rate increasing and its cause and Tips for getting through emotional and physical pain after a c-section
Maternal Mortality in the United States...
The U.S. maternal mortality rate has significantly increased from 7.2 deaths per 100,000 live births in 1987 to 16.7 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2016, and the data indicate that more than half of these deaths are preventable.
Unnecessary cesarean sections, limited receipt of proper prenatal and postnatal care, and racial or ethnic disparities are likely contributing to soaring mortality rates.
State maternal mortality review committees are increasingly considered necessary for collecting standardized data on pregnancy-related deaths and providing recommendations and strategies for effective interventions targeting quality and performance improvements.
Read more: www.americanactionforum.org/insight/maternal-mortality-in-the-united-states/#ixzz64Ml2jVrT
Tips for getting through Emotional and Physical Pain after a C-section (A Personal Story)
1. Remind yourself that Pain is temporary
2. Take it really easy the first few days- week to prevent any damage to the incision.
3. It is OK to have HELP during your recovery
4. Pay close attention to your feelings. De-brief your birth and talk to someone (like your midwife).
5. Don't allow a C-section to prevent you from enjoying your time as a mother and with your baby.
For more details: www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/tips-getting-emotional-physical-pain-181315199.html