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Bleeding During Pregnancy - Cesarean Section Complications -- Minor

This page contains links to eMedTV Pregnancy Articles containing information on subjects from Bleeding During Pregnancy to Cesarean Section Complications -- Minor. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Bleeding During Pregnancy
    Placental abruption and placenta previa are just two causes of bleeding during pregnancy. As this eMedTV resource explains, bleeding that occurs in late pregnancy is of special concern, since it can cause complications during childbirth.
  • Bleeding in Early Pregnancy
    As this eMedTV page explains, bleeding in early pregnancy can be caused by an infection; pink bleeding may be a sign of implantation bleeding. Heavy bleeding may indicate a potential miscarriage. If any type of bleeding occurs, contact your doctor.
  • Blood Clots (Laparoscopy For Ectopic Pregnancy Risks)
    This video clip gives an overview of blood clots, including how they are treated.
  • Blood Clots and Laparoscopic Surgery
    Blood clots are a possible complication of laparoscopic surgery, but small clots are usually not dangerous. This eMedTV resource discusses blood clots and laparoscopic surgery, problems clots can cause, and how they are typically treated.
  • Blood Clots Following a C-Section
    Blood clots following a c-section can be dangerous if they move to your lungs or develop in your legs. This eMedTV Web page discusses risk factors for this condition and explains how these blood clots are prevented and treated.
  • Bloody Show
    Bloody show -- a normal sign of prelabor -- refers to mucus that is tinged pink or streaked with blood. This eMedTV selection further explains this sign, including why it occurs and its relevance to labor.
  • Body Parts Involved With Pregnancy
    This video describes various parts of the body that are involved in pregnancy and labor.
  • Bowel Injury After C-Section
    It is possible for bowel injury after a c-section to occur; however, this is typically rare. This eMedTV article explains the possible types of injuries that can occur after this procedure, such as a perforation or burn, and how each one is treated.
  • Bowel Injury and Laparoscopic Surgery
    Bowel injury during laparoscopic surgery occurs in about 3 out of every 1,000 surgeries. The information in this eMedTV article further describes bowel injury and laparoscopic surgery, what injuries can occur, why they occur, and treatment.
  • Brackston Hicks
    This portion of the eMedTV library explains that Braxton Hicks contractions are the body's way of preparing for true labor. This page also explains how to ease these contractions. Brackston hicks is a common misspelling of Braxton Hicks contractions.
  • Braxton Hicks Causes
    As this eMedTV page explains, the cause of Braxton Hicks contractions are irregular spasms of the uterus that occur in the last months of pregnancy. These Braxton Hicks causes are the body's way of practicing for the actual delivery of the baby.
  • Braxton Hicks Contractions
    Braxton Hicks are a sign that your body is preparing for childbirth, not a sign of actual labor. This eMedTV article explains Braxton Hicks contractions and offers suggestions for alleviating them.
  • C- Section Planning
    This multimedia video discusses things to consider when planning for a cesarean section.
  • C-Section
    A common surgery, a C-section (cesarean section) is a procedure used to remove a baby from the uterus. This eMedTV resource explores this topic in more detail, explaining how the procedure is performed and what type of complications can occur.
  • C-section Risks -- Bladder and Urinary Tract Injury
    This clip examines the risk of injury to the urinary tract or bladder with this procedure.
  • C-Section and the Operating Room
    This eMedTV page explains what you may see and hear prior to a c-section. For example, you are monitored with a blood pressure cuff and pulse oximeter during a c-section, and the operating room will contain various monitors and other equipment.
  • C-Section Complications
    Though a C-section is generally a safe procedure, complications are always a possibility. This eMedTV selection lists some of the potential complications and includes a link to more information on this topic.
  • C-section Risks -- Abdominal Adhesions
    This video clip covers abdominal adhesions and how they are formed.
  • C-section Risks -- Allergic Reaction to Medication
    This video explains why allergic reactions to medicines occur and how likely they are.
  • C-section Risks -- Delayed Bowel Function, or Ileus
    This video file explains how, why, and when an ileus (delayed bowel function) may occur.
  • C-section Risks -- Fetal Injury
    This video explains possible fetal injury that can occur during a cesarean section.
  • C-section Risks -- Intestine or Bowel Injury
    This video discusses the risk of intestinal or bowel injury during the cesarean section.
  • C-section Risks -- Nerve Injury
    This multimedia clip examines the risk of nerve injury associated with this procedure.
  • C-section Risks -- Scar Separation and Uterine Rupture
    Scar separation and uterine rupture is possible during pregnancy, as this video clip explains.
  • C-section Risks -- Urinary Tract Infection
    This multimedia clip explains what a urinary tract infection is and how it is treated.
  • C-Section Scar
    With a c-section, a scar is unavoidable; some are thicker than normal, which is usually not a concern. As this eMedTV page explains, scars can vary in appearance and have no bearing on a woman's surgical results, but discuss any concerns with a doctor.
  • Caesarian Section
    As explained in this eMedTV article, a cesarean section refers to the surgical removal of the baby from the uterus. This resource offers a brief overview of this common surgery. Caesarian section is a common misspelling of cesarean section.
  • Caffeine and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV segment explains that, despite the results of early studies, there is no evidence confirming a harmful link between pregnancy and caffeine. This article provides an in-depth look at the findings of research studies on this topic.
  • Can Preeclampsia Be Treated?
    Can preeclampsia be treated? Yes, in some cases when it is too early to deliver the baby. As this eMedTV page explains, preeclampsia can be treated with bed rest, a no-added-salt diet, and blood pressure medication.
  • Can You Get Pregnant From Anal Sex?
    As this page of the eMedTV library explains, the odds of getting pregnant from anal sex is low; the anus is not connected to the female reproductive tract in any way. However, if semen drips from the anus into the vagina, pregnancy could occur.
  • Can You Get Pregnant From Oral Sex?
    As this segment from the eMedTV archives explains, it is not possible to become pregnant through oral sex alone. This article offers a more detailed look at this topic and discusses ways to make oral sex safer for you and your partner.
  • Can You Get Pregnant Without Sex?
    As this eMedTV article explains, it is possible to get pregnant without having vaginal sex, but it is unlikely. This Web page discusses the chances of pregnancy occurring with oral sex, anal sex, and mutual masturbation.
  • Carenatal DHA
    Carenatal DHA is a prescription prenatal vitamin that contains important nutrients for pregnant women. This eMedTV article describes Carenatal DHA in more detail, including the benefits of taking the vitamins, potential side effects, and dosing tips.
  • Carenatal DHA and Breastfeeding
    It is considered to be safe and beneficial for women who are breastfeeding to take Carenatal DHA. This eMedTV article discusses the benefits of taking Carenatal DHA and breastfeeding at the same time, and describes the research that has been done.
  • Carenatal DHA Dosage
    For pregnant women, the recommended Carenatal DHA dosage is one tablet and one softgel once a day. This eMedTV Web page discusses general Carenatal DHA dosing guidelines, including information on when and how to take the prenatal vitamins.
  • Carenatal DHA Drug Interactions
    Certain antibiotics, thyroid medicines, and aspirin may cause interactions with Carenatal DHA. This eMedTV article outlines other medicines that may cause Carenatal DHA drug interactions and describes how to avoid the problems they may cause.
  • Carenatal DHA Overdose
    This eMedTV resource explains that a Carenatal DHA overdose may cause bothersome symptoms (such as nausea or diarrhea), but these problems are not typically life threatening. However, you may develop iron poisoning, which can be very dangerous.
  • Carenatal DHA Prenatal Vitamins
    Women interested in prenatal vitamins may consider Carenatal DHA. This page of the eMedTV archives presents a brief overview of this product, with information on its various ingredients, its benefits to the developing fetus, and possible side effects.
  • Carenatal DHA Side Effects
    Many Carenatal DHA side effects (such as constipation and nausea) are similar to pregnancy symptoms. This eMedTV page lists other possible side effects and explains why it may be difficult to tell whether they are due to Carenatal DHA or other factors.
  • Carenatal DHA Uses
    As this eMedTV resource explains, Carenatal DHA is a prescription prenatal vitamin that helps to supplement any nutritional gaps in a pregnant woman's diet. This page further discusses Carenatal DHA uses, such as preventing certain birth defects.
  • Carenatal DHA Warnings and Precautions
    Carenatal DHA may cause problems in women who are allergic to fish and can mask certain types of anemia. This eMedTV Web page takes an in-depth look at other important Carenatal DHA warnings and precautions, including who should not take the vitamins.
  • Castor Oil for Induction of Labor
    Can castor oil actually induce labor? This eMedTV page explores this topic in detail. It describes studies on the effectiveness of castor oil for this purpose, rare (but still possible) risks, and why this should be done with your doctor's guidance.
  • Cause of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
    As this eMedTV article explains, the cause of fetal alcohol syndrome is directly associated with mothers who consume alcohol, which affects the unborn child in structural, mental, and behavioral ways.
  • Causes of Preeclampsia
    This eMedTV resource outlines possible risk factors for preeclampsia. While not actual "causes" of preeclampsia, these factors, such as chronic hypertension and obesity prior to pregnancy, may increase a woman's chance of developing the condition.
  • Ceasarean
    As this eMedTV Web segment explains, a cesarean section is a surgical procedure used to deliver a baby. This page also describes how this surgery is performed and how long it takes to recover. Ceasarean is a common misspelling of cesarean.
  • Ceasarian
    This eMedTV resource discusses what to expect during a cesarean section, as well as possible complications that could occur. A link to more detailed information is also included. Ceasarian is a common misspelling of cesarean.
  • Cervadil
    Women who are near delivery may receive Cervidil to help prepare the cervix for childbirth. This eMedTV resource explains how this drug works to "ripen" the cervix and offers a link to more details. Cervadil is a common misspelling of Cervidil.
  • Cervical Dilation During Labor
    This video clip describes what happens during labor and delivery once your cervix has dilated.
  • Cervidil
    Cervidil is a drug licensed to help relax and soften the cervix for childbirth. This page of the eMedTV Web site contains more details on this medicine, with information on how it works, dosing instructions, potential side effects, and more.
  • Cervidil Administration
    This eMedTV article offers a brief description of administration techniques that will be used to insert Cervidil to help induce labor in certain women. This page explains how the drug works and covers the steps your doctor will take when giving this drug.
  • Cervidil and Breastfeeding
    As explained in this eMedTV page, Cervidil (dinoprostone vaginal insert) is used immediately prior to childbirth, so it is unlikely to be given to women who are nursing. This article takes a closer look at Cervidil and breastfeeding.
  • Cervidil and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV segment explains that although Cervidil (dinoprostone vaginal insert) is a pregnancy Category C drug, it is licensed for use in pregnant women only. This article describes the potential dangers and explains how to reduce your risk.
  • Cervidil Dosage
    As discussed in this eMedTV segment, the dosing instructions for Cervidil are the same for every woman. This article focuses on when and how this medicine will be given. It also explains how long this vaginal insert will be left in the vagina.
  • Cervidil Drug Information
    Pregnant women who have a medical reason to be induced may receive Cervidil to help prepare for delivery. This eMedTV article contains more information on Cervidil, including how the drug works and safety concerns. A link to more details is also included.
  • Cervidil Drug Interactions
    As explained in this selection from the eMedTV Web site, Cervidil is not expected to interact with most medicines, with the exception of oxytocin. This article covers why these drugs should not be used at the same time.
  • Cervidil Induction of Labor
    If you have a medical reason that you need to have labor induced, you may receive Cervidil. This eMedTV segment discusses reasons when labor induction with Cervidil may be needed and explains how the drug works to help "ripen" the cervix.
  • Cervidil Insert
    A healthcare provider may prescribe a Cervidil vaginal insert to help prepare the cervix for childbirth. This eMedTV segment explains how this vaginal insert is given, how it works, and when it is removed. A link to more details is also included.
  • Cervidil Labor
    If you are over 41 weeks pregnant or your health is at risk, you may need to induce labor with Cervidil. This eMedTV selection explains how the drug works to help dilate the cervix and lists other situations in which this vaginal insert is recommended.
  • Cervidil Medication
    As explained in this eMedTV segment, Cervidil is a medication inserted high in the vagina to help dilate the cervix in preparation for labor and delivery. This article takes a quick look at how this drug works and provides a link to more details.
  • Cervidil Overdose
    As this eMedTV Web page discusses, an overdose of Cervidil (dinoprostone vaginal insert) may cause unusually strong uterine contractions that can lead to stress and fatigue for the baby. Other overdose symptoms and treatment options are also included.
  • Cervidil Side Effects
    Fainting and severe uterine pain may occur in some women who use Cervidil. This eMedTV resource examines the results of clinical studies that looked at side effects of Cervidil, with details on which problems require treatment.
  • Cervidil Uses
    Cervidil is prescribed to thin and soften the cervix in preparation for childbirth. This eMedTV Web selection focuses on why Cervidil is used only when induction is medically necessary. An explanation of how this vaginal insert works is also provided.
  • Cervidil Warnings and Precautions
    Women who have had a previous C-section or vaginal bleeding during the pregnancy should not use Cervidil. This eMedTV article examines important safety precautions to be aware of with Cervidil, including warnings of complications that may occur.
  • Cesarean Complications
    Cesarean complications, although rare, include infections, blood clots, and abdominal adhesions. This eMedTV article describes these and other possible complications, as well as risk factors that increase the chances of these problems occurring.
  • Cesarean Recovery
    After leaving the hospital, the average recovery time after a cesarean ranges from 4 to 6 weeks. As this eMedTV article explains, this period can vary for each woman and will depend on factors such as complications from the surgery.
  • Cesarean Section
    A cesarean section is a procedure to surgically remove a baby from the uterus. This eMedTV page explains the structures in the body that are involved with pregnancy, what happens during the surgery, and possible complications of this procedure.
  • Cesarean Section -- Leaving the Hospital
    This video clip deals with the instructions you will be given when you are discharged from the hospital after your cesarean section.
  • Cesarean Section -- The Day Of
    This multimedia clip offers information on what happens right before a cesarean section.
  • Cesarean Section -- The Procedure
    This interactive video describes in detail what happens during a cesarean section.
  • Cesarean Section Alternatives -- Large Baby
    This clip explains the alternatives to cesarean section for a woman with a large baby.
  • Cesarean Section Alternatives -- Medical Conditions
    This video discusses alternatives to c-section in women with certain medical conditions.
  • Cesarean Section Alternatives -- Multiple Pregnancy
    This video segment explains the alternatives to c-section for a woman with multiples.
  • Cesarean Section Alternatives for Problems With the Placenta
    This video clip explains why problems with the placenta may require a cesarean section.
  • Cesarean Section Anesthesia
    Anesthesia helps prevent pain during a procedure, and is often administered by an injection in your back. This eMedTV page highlights the most common types of cesarean section anesthesia: spinal and epidural.
  • Cesarean Section Complications -- Major
    This clip describes complications that may occur to a mother and a baby during a C-section.
  • Cesarean Section Complications -- Minor
    Minor complications are possible with cesarean section, which this video clip describes.
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