Cesarean Delivery and Vaginal Delivery After C-Section
The statement "Once a cesarean section always a cesarean section" is no longer true.
An episiotomy is a small incision made at the bottom of the vaginal opening, through the perineum. This incision is intended to prevent tearing of the vaginal wall and perineum during childbirth.
I am about 8 weeks pregnant. I am having some bleeding. What does it mean and what should I do?
Many women experience bleeding early in pregnancy. Of utmost importance is determining whether you have an ectopic pregnancy, are having a miscarriage, or have a normally developing pregnancy.
Karyotyping is a special staining technique used to examine chromosomes and identify possible genetic problems with a fetus. Karyotyping can identify the cause of infertility problems, or can be used to locate specific genetic markers or to determine paternity.
Planning Your Childbirth
One of the most thrilling and gratifying experiences in your life will be the birth of your child. This significant event should be made as safe and pleasant as possible for both you and your baby. Your obstetrician, anesthesiologist, and nurses want to help you and your partner reach this goal.
Before, during, and after surgery - you can do much to lessen the degree and amount of pain.
Pregnancy ultrasound is a method of imaging the fetus and the female pelvic organs during pregnancy. The ultrasound machine sends out high-frequency sound waves, which reflect off body structures to create a picture.