Events - RCOG World Congress 2019
This week the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 2019 conference was held in London. The event spanning 3 days covered sessions on maternal and fetal medicine, health policy, early pregnancy, training and abortion care.
A poster of Fetal Pillow was presented at the congress highlighting the impact of introduction of Fetal Pillow for management of a deeply impact head. Of the 131 deliveries included in the study there was use of Fetal Pillow in 61 Cases. Outcomes from cases where Fetal Pillow is used includes a reduction in postpartum haemorrhage, massive obstetric haemorrhage, and mean blood loss.
The study highlights:
‘The fetal pillow can be a useful tool in reducing overall blood loss at full dilatation caesarean in preventing both postpartum and massive obstetric haemorrhage.’
New Studies - Perceptions of postnatal care after emergency cesarean sections
A Norwegian study has looked at womens’ perceptions of the care they receive in the maternity ward following an emergency cesarean section.
Interviews were conducted with women who had experienced an emergency cesarean section. Analysis of the interviews identified 4 key themes:
The study concludes that the general feeling from women was that they didn’t always feel adequate help and support was available when needed. There were some instances of medication being forgotten or complications being overlooked.
News - Myths women believe about cesarean section
An article from cosmopolitan magazine ‘6 myths about caesarean sections too many women believe’ highlights some of the myths surrounding the delivery of a baby that may cause unnecessary anxiety for expectant mums.
The 6 myths covered:
In the article Dr Penelope Law, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist address these myths explaining the evidence and experience surrounding the topics.