Tag: C-section

Weight gain and pregnancy: what’s right for you

Weight gain and pregnancy: what’s right for you

Gaining the right amount of weight during pregnancy is important. It can help protect your health and the health of your baby. Why is weight gain d ...
Medical reasons you may need a c-section

Medical reasons you may need a c-section

A c-section is surgery in which your baby is born through a cut that your doctor makes in your belly and uterus. If your pregnancy is healthy and you ...
Can you turn a breech baby?

Can you turn a breech baby?

You may have heard recently about a technique that can be used to “flip” a breech baby. This procedure is called external cephalic version (ECV) and i ...
World Thrombosis Day

World Thrombosis Day

A blood clot (also called a thrombosis) is a mass or clump of blood that forms when blood changes from a liquid to a solid. The body normally makes bl ...
Severe bleeding during pregnancy can be placenta previa

Severe bleeding during pregnancy can be placenta previa

 During my mom’s pregnancy with me, she was diagnosed with placenta previa, a condition in which the placenta lies very low in the uterus and covers a ...

Reasons you may need a c-section

There are times when your health care provider may recommend a cesarean section (also called c-section). If there are problems with your pregnancy or ...

C-sections, scheduling births and why healthy babies are worth the wait

We've written a lot of posts about labor and, that if your pregnancy is healthy, it’s best to wait for labor to begin on its own. We’re glad that more ...
When your baby is overdue

When your baby is overdue

The average healthy pregnancy is around 40 weeks. Some babies come earlier and others run later. A pregnancy that lasts longer than 42 weeks is called ...

Study shows we can reduce unnecessary early deliveries

A study published today in Obstetrics & Gynecology shows that hospital-based quality improvement programs across many states can be remarkably eff ...

What is the breech position?

Dr. Siobhan Dolan discusses the breech position in the new March of Dimes book, healthy mom, healthy baby. “Babies typically move into a head-down ...