Episiotomy

This page contains recent news articles, when available, and an overview of Episiotomy but does not offer medical advice. You should contact your physician with regard to any health issues or concerns.

News: Episiotomy

Surgical cut for childbirth disputed ; Episiotomy said to add...   -  May 4, 2005
One of the most common surgical procedures performed in the United States--an incision many pregnant women receive to make childbirth less damaging--has no ... Pay-Per-View - Chicago Tribune - ProQuest Archiver

Episiotomy: Can you deliver a baby without one?   -  Jun 20, 2008
An episiotomy was once a routine part of childbirth — but the procedure isn't always necessary. Here's what you need to know about episiotomy risks, ... CNN International

Episiotomy - Surgery Procedures & Risks - NY Times Health Information   -  Sep 2, 2009
Episiotomy is a procedure in which the skin between the vagina and anus is cut. (This area is called the perineum.) Episiotomy is done occasionally to ... New York Times

Is episiotomy really a necessary surgery?   -  May 5, 2005
Doctors are now questioning the need for this common procedure performed during childbirth. Gynecologist Iffath Hoskins explains ... msnbc.com

Episiotomy should be exception, not rule ; Group says delivery...   -  Mar 31, 2006
Last year, [Katherine Hartmann] was the lead author of a literature review in the Journal of the American Medical Association that pulled together data from ... Pay-Per-View - The Sun - ProQuest Archiver

Episiotomy raises tear risk in next delivery   -  Jun 17, 2008
By David Douglas. NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Episiotomy, an incision of the perineum intended to prevent tearing during the delivery of baby, ... Reuters India

Best approach to episiotomy unclear   -  Dec 24, 2008
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A pilot study of routine versus restrictive use of episiotomy during operative vaginal delivery has not provided conclusive ... Reuters UK

The New York Times > Health > Slide Show > Episiotomy > Slide 2 of 4   -  Aug 1, 2007
An episiotomy may be needed if the baby's head is too big for the mother's vaginal opening, or the baby is in a breech position (feet or buttocks coming ... New York Times

Millions for boy, eight, brain-damaged at birth   -  May 11, 2006
The court was told that the midwife in sole charge of the birth may have had a strong objection to performing an episiotomy. The procedure, performed during ... The Guardian

Review: Episiotomies may bring more risks   -  May 3, 2005
An episiotomy is usually a small cut — deeper than the width of a large ... Women are more likely to get an episiotomy at some hospitals, Hartmann said. ... USA TODAY - USA Today

Health Highlights: Dec. 13, 2007   -  Dec 13, 2007
The experts recommended that obstetricians should end routine use of episiotomy, an incision to enlarge the vaginal opening during childbirth, ... ABC News

Staff Training Reduces Postpartum Bleeding, Episiotomies   -  Apr 30, 2008
Also, the episiotomy rate at hospitals receiving the instruction remained relatively stable at each. Given the results, the researchers suggested that ... Washington Post

THE NATION; Study Says Birth Cut Rarely Helps   -  May 4, 2005
Women who undergo an episiotomy to aid childbirth or to prevent tearing at the ... About one-third of U.S. mothers have an episiotomy during childbirth ... Pay-Per-View - Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Archiver

Birth intervention: the facts on private v public   -  Nov 29, 2009
...''I don't think people paying for private care want an episiotomy. No one wants that,'' said the mother-of-two, referring to the much higher rates of ... Sydney Morning Herald

Operation Saves Mother, but a 330-Pound Baby Is Stillborn   -  Jun 9, 2006
An eight-member team gathered on Thursday morning to perform the procedure, similar in concept to an episiotomy in human births but much rarer -- with only ... New York Times

Post-childbirth codeine may harm baby   -  Aug 21, 2008
The baby boy's mother had been prescribed an acetaminophen-codeine pill to alleviate pain from an episiotomy, a surgical procedure to enlarge the vaginal ... Toronto Star

Women Encouraged to Ask Doctors About Episiotomy   -  May 14, 2007
By Andrea L. Hall. Two years after a landmark study called for an end to routine episiotomies, the procedure is still performed in about one-quarter of ... Women's eNews

Two-tier NHS care for pregnant women ready to pay £4,000   -  Jan 23, 2006
One-to-one care has been found to reduce the level of epidural anaesthetic by 30 per cent and lower the need for episiotomy. ... Telegraph.co.uk

… has no benefits Study; Episiotomy causes complications Increases...   -  May 6, 2005
The Star. Photos · Video · Columnists · Blogs · Podcasts · RSS · Newsletters · Alerts · Toronto Star · Advanced Search | Full Text Article Archive · NOTICES ... Pay-Per-View - Toronto Star - ProQuest Archiver

Telegraph Birth Guide: making birth plans   -  Apr 28, 2008
Episiotomy: Most women want to avoid an episiotomy unless it is absolutely necessary, so put this in your birth plan. Caesarean sections: Do you want to try ... Telegraph.co.uk

We are doing our best, midwives say   -  Aug 31, 2007
...(An episiotomy is an incision that is made to widen the vaginal opening - something the midwives in Siloan's case did not do, even after discovering the ... Canada.com

Blair Wins Third Time As Brit ...   -  May 8, 2005
In addition, an episiotomy increases the risk of sexual difficulties later and does not ... An episiotomy is an incision that doctors make in the perineum, ... Pay-Per-View - Washington Post - ProQuest Archiver

… a randomized controlled trial of episiotomy: consequences for women   -  Mar 15, 2006
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether physicians' beliefs concerning episiotomy are related to ... RESULTS: Women attended by physicians who viewed episiotomy very ... CMAJ

Episiotomy delivers doctor to court, settlement reached   -  Apr 16, 2007
Before the medical malpractice trial of a Jefferson County doctor began on Monday, April 16, prospective jurors were warned the content of the trial ... Southeast Texas Record

Health & Medicine   -  May 8, 2005
A new analysis of episiotomy, the surgical snip to enlarge the opening for vaginal births, ... An episiotomy also shortens the time a woman spends pushing, ... U.S. News & World Report

Midwife in stillbirth pleads guilty.   -  Sep 12, 2006
They concern the welfare of the mother during the birthing and measures that Dentice is accused of using, among them an episiotomy involving scissors and ... Free with registration - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - AccessMyLibrary.com

Labor,Delivery,and Postpartum Period - Active Labor, Second Stage   -  Dec 5, 2007
Or he or she may make an incision in the perineum (episiotomy). This is not recommended unless there is a medical need. Your medical staff will be ready to ... WebMD

What makes a good doctor?   -  Feb 15, 2005
For example, obstetricians in private practice are more likely to surgically cut women to ease delivery, a practice called episiotomy that is increasingly ... Boston Globe

HEALTH-LATAM: Pregnant Women Are Not 'Patients'   -  Jan 8, 2010
The episiotomy, an incision made in the area between the vagina and anus ... Despite the fact that routine use of the episiotomy has been abandoned in many ... Inter Press Service

Massage For Childbirth Prep May Reduce Episiotomy Rate   -  Jan 26, 2006
Low-tech, at-home preparation in the last month before childbirth could help pregnant mothers avoid one of the more common surgeries performed on women in ... Medical News Today - Medical News Today (press release)

Effect of Episiotomy on Pelvic Floor Weakness   -  Feb 1, 2005
Episiotomy is commonly performed during delivery in the belief that it prevents perineal lacerations, pelvic floor relaxations, and incontinence, ... AAFP News Now

'Gross-out factor' makes episiotomy story most-viewed for 2007   -  Jan 3, 2008
Since its first publication in April 2007, the Southeast Texas Record has written about hundreds of Hurricane Rita-related lawsuits, asbestos injury claims, ... Southeast Texas Record

Massage for Childbirth Prep May Reduce Episiotomy Rate   -  Jan 31, 2006
Low-tech, at-home preparation in the last month before childbirth could help pregnant mothers avoid one of the more common surgeries performed on women in ... emaxhealth.com

No Benefits from Episiotomy, Study Finds   -  May 3, 2005
Routine use of episiotomy for uncomplicated vaginal births has no benefits and actually causes more complications, according to a review of scientific ... Consumer Affairs

Massage for childbirth prep may reduce episiotomy rate   -  Jan 24, 2006
Low-tech, at-home preparation in the last month before childbirth could help pregnant mothers avoid one of the more common surgeries performed on women in ... eurekalert.org

Reduce chances of your having an episiotomy   -  Nov 22, 2005
Episiotomies - the surgical cuts doctors make during delivery to widen the birth canal - have been thought to reduce the chance of tearing. ... $2.95 - Kansas City Star - NewsBank

Copyright Harvard Health Publications 2007   -  Aug 27, 2007
This procedure is called an episiotomy. As late as the 1980s, many doctors believed that doing a routine episiotomy during vaginal delivery would help to ... HealthCentral.com

Routine episiotomy offers women no benefits or relief: review notes …   -  Jun 1, 2005
Routine episiotomy offers women no benefits or relief: review notes longer recovery, some harm.(News) ... find OB GYN News articles. Pay-Per-View - OB GYN News - HighBeam Research

… recommends that physicians restrict episiotomy.(Practice Guideline...   -  Dec 1, 2006
Although episiotomy is performed in approximately one third of vaginal births in the United States, prophylactic use of the procedure does not result in ... $4.95 - American Family Physician - ECNext

USNews.com: Health: In Brief: Pregnancy, Infertility, and Infants:...   -  Dec 21, 2009
Women in labor are often given an episiotomy—a short incision to enlarge the ... They compare routine episiotomy to routine tonsillectomy for children, ... U.S. News & World Report

Public Health Agency of Canada: Note to Editors   -  Dec 2, 2008
The national episiotomy rate has declined dramatically in the past decade. An episiotomy is a surgical incision made at the vaginal opening during birth, ... International Business Times

Get a computer and crosscheck your doctor's prescription   -  Feb 4, 2007
Through a systematic review of medical studies published on episiotomy, Belizan showed that the procedure was not only unjustified, but possibly harmful. ... Calcutta Telegraph

Outcomes of Routine Episiotomy   -  May 4, 2005
Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD; Meera Viswanathan, PhD; Rachel Palmieri, BS; Gerald Gartlehner, MD, MPH; John Thorp, Jr, MD; Kathleen N. Lohr, PhD ... Journal of American Medical Association - Journal of American Medical Association...

Vaginal massage during pregnancy avoids Episiotomy procedure   -  Jan 26, 2006
Professor Michael Beckmann and his colleagues have reported in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews that massage technique to the lower genital tract ... MedIndia

Experts: Too Many Episiotomies in US   -  Aug 26, 2005
A study looking at episiotomy rates around the world shows that a third of American ... Researchers reported that rates of episiotomy -- cutting of the skin ... FOXNews

Episiotomy.(Women's Health Advisor 2007)   -  May 31, 2007
An episiotomy widens the opening of the vagina for childbirth. It is a 1- to 3-inch long (2 to 4 cm) cut made between the opening of the vagina and the ... $4.95 - Clinical Reference Systems - ECNext

Sabrina Bench Presses Sons And Starves Self In Name Of Hotness   -  Nov 16, 2008
At this point, the only time she hears ?cut? is during her latest episiotomy. I'm not sure people even remember who she is. Soooo imagine my pure joy when I ... TheInsider.com

Five operations you don't want to get   -  Mar 20, 2009
Many doctors now reserve episiotomy for cases when the baby is in distress. ... "We asked women who'd delivered vaginally with episiotomy in 2005 whether ... WWLP 22News

… Used Successfully in Laceration and Episiotomy Repairs: Presented...   -  May 10, 2006
...at their institution who used blunt needles to perform laceration and episiotomy repairs in vaginal deliveries from November 2004 through June 2005. ... DG News

Episiotomy during childbirth--no benefit, much damage.   -  Jul 1, 2005
It's the most common surgical procedure performed on American women. And would you be surprised to learn that it is overdone? Episiotomy, the surgical ... Pay-Per-View - HealthFacts - Factiva, from Dow Jones

Codeine in Breast Milk Can Pose Risk   -  Aug 22, 2008
..."With nearly half of all infants in North America being delivered by Caesarean section or after episiotomy, there is clearly a requirement for pain relief ... RedOrbit

RTN Ask the Specialist   -  Mar 30, 2009
When we do have to cut ladies in labour (episiotomy), a small surgical incision ... An episiotomy should always be performed for a valid reason - having a ... Rundtownnews.co.uk

Study: episiotomy offers no maternal benefits.(News) | Article from...   -  Jun 1, 2005
Study: episiotomy offers no maternal benefits.(News) ... find Family Practice News articles. Routine use of episiotomy for un-complicated vaginal births ... Pay-Per-View - Family Practice News - HighBeam Research

AHRQ Review of Routine Episiotomy in Uncomplicated Births   -  Jun 15, 2005
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has reviewed the use of routine episiotomy in uncomplicated vaginal births. “The Use of Episiotomy in ... AAFP News Now

Episiotomy.   -  May 24, 2006
What is an episiotomy? When is it used? An episiotomy is used: * to avoid a more severe tear into the vagina and rectum * in most forceps and breech ... $4.95 - Clinical Reference Systems - ECNext

Episiotomy Benefits A Myth, Review Says .   -  May 4, 2005
CHICAGO — For years, some doctors thought an episiotomy, an incision to enlarge ... An episiotomy is usually a small cut — deeper than the width of a large ... Lakeland Ledger - Google News Archive

MS: Mississippi Regulation - 102.02 Birthing Center.   -  Mar 2, 2007
Surgical services shall be limited to those normally performed during uncomplicated childbirth, such as episiotomy and repair, and shall not include ... Pay-Per-View - MS: Mississippi Regulation - Loislaw

Little or no benefit to episiotomy.(Pregnancy And Birth)(Brief...   -  Jun 22, 2005
Little or no benefit to episiotomy.(Pregnancy And Birth)(Brief Article) ... find Special Delivery articles. There is little or no benefit to the routine use ... Pay-Per-View - Special Delivery - HighBeam Research

Episiotomy during childbirth--no benefit, much damage. | Article from...   -  Jul 1, 2005
Episiotomy during childbirth--no benefit, much damage. ... find HealthFacts articles. It's the most common surgical procedure performed on American women. Pay-Per-View - HealthFacts - HighBeam Research

EBSCOhost Connection: Episiotomy.   -  Jan 1, 2005
Episiotomy: The article presents information on episiotomy, a surgical procedure that involves cutting the perineum, the skin between the vagina and the ... Subscription - Episiotomy - EBSCO Publishing

Episiotomy should not be routine.(Literature Monitor)   -  Jun 1, 2005
Hartmann K, Viswanathan M, Palmieri R, et al. Outcomes of routine episiotomy: a systematic review. JAMA. 2005;293:2141-2148. ... $4.95 - Clinician Reviews - ECNext

Study urges halt to episiotomies .   -  May 7, 2005
...creases the risk i issue tears, leading to more pain, more stitches and a longer after childbirth In addition, an episiotomy increases the risk of sexual ... Spokesman-Review - Google News Archive

Sex and birth control after childbirth.(Women's Health Advisor 2007)   -  May 31, 2007
If you had an episiotomy, you should wait at least 3 to 4 weeks before having sex so it can heal. If you had a Cesarean section you should wait at least 4 ... $4.95 - Clinical Reference Systems - ECNext

Routine procedure during childbirth provides no benefits, study...   -  Sep 5, 2005
An episiotomy is an incision made at the vaginal opening during a birth. ... In routine births, women without episiotomy were found to have less pain with ... innovations report

Proper care needed to ease labour pains, says educator   -  Nov 19, 2009
Soon after, her doctor performed a big episiotomy (a surgical incision to enlarge the ... A routine use of episiotomy is not recommended, says Sooriyakala ... Times of India

EBSCOhost Connection: episiotomy doesn't make the cut.   -  Jul 1, 2005
Mothering: The article cites that according to a systematic review of existing studies published in the May 4, 2005, edition of the "Journal of the American ... Subscription - Mothering - EBSCO Publishing

Article: String of ACOG press releases support normal birth.(American...   -  Mar 22, 2006
Washington, DC -- The use of episiotomy during labor should be ... Episiotomy is the term ... routinely performed episiotomies on first deliveries ... ... Pay-Per-View - Special Delivery - HighBeam Research

MO: episiotomy sutures break-infection results: cour error held not …   -  Oct 1, 2005
MO: episiotomy sutures break-infection results: cour error held not prejudical & not reversile.(Medical Law Cases of Note)(Egan v. Duello, No. Pay-Per-View - Medical Law's Regan Report - HighBeam Research

MO: episiotomy sutures break-infection results: cour error held not …   -  Oct 1, 2005
CASE FACTS: Amanda Egan underwent an episiotomy performed by Dr. Deborah Duello after the birth of her daughter. Dr. Duello had been the patient's ... $4.95 - Medical Law's Regan Report - ECNext

Article: Episiotomies do more harm than good.(You Heard It Here...   -  Jul 1, 2005
Article: Episiotomy.(Features) babytalk; May 1, 2006 ; 700+ words ... ... Just because episiotomy was once routine ... wonder if their episiotomies were ... Pay-Per-View - Women's Health Activist - HighBeam Research

Effect of Episiotomy on Pelvic Floor Weakness - February 1, 2005 - …   -  Feb 1, 2005
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is increasing in prevalence and is a common cause of morbidity and mortality. In persons with diabetes, vascular complications are ... AAFP News Now

Little or no benefit to episiotomy.(Pregnancy And Birth)(Brief...   -  Jun 22, 2005
There is little or no benefit to the routine use of episiotomies for uncomplicated vaginal births. In fact, most of the reputed benefits of episiotomies can ... $4.95 - Special Delivery - ECNext

episiotomy | Definition of episiotomy | HighBeam.com: Online Dictionar...   -  Jul 12, 2006
Find out what episiotomy means: The Oxford American College Dictionary has the definition of episiotomy. Research related newspaper, magazine, ... Pay-Per-View - Oxford American College Dictionary - HighBeam Research

GP LET OFF AFTER HORROR BIRTH FOR FIRST-TIME MUM.   -  Nov 12, 2005
The baby was delivered with forceps at 7.41pm, with an episiotomy required. The doctor repaired the episiotomy. There was a considerable amount of ooze from ... Free with registration - Asia Africa Intelligence Wire - AccessMyLibrary.com

… massage reduces likelihood of episiotomy.(Obstetrics) | Article...   -  Feb 15, 2006
Perineal massage reduces likelihood of episiotomy.(Obstetrics) ... find OB GYN News articles. Prenatal perineal massage started after 34 weeks of pregnancy ... Pay-Per-View - OB GYN News - HighBeam Research

Episiotomy.(Women's Health Advisor 2006)   -  Nov 1, 2006
An episiotomy widens the opening of the vagina for childbirth. It is a 1- to 3-inch long (2 to 4 cm) cut made between the opening of the vagina and the ... $4.95 - Clinical Reference Systems - ECNext

Obligation To Pay Damages.   -  Sep 1, 2008
He could not say whether doing an episiotomy would have prevented the tears. ... 'If you conclude that the wrongful omission to carry out an episiotomy ... $9.94 - Mondaq Business Briefing - Alacra Store

Double Dollar Deals   -  Apr 3, 2006
Experts studying the after effects of the procedure say obstetricians should avoid performing an episiotomy to aid childbirth unless there is a risk of ... KHQA

NHRM officials to undergo training on episiotomies   -  Apr 23, 2009
For Maria, and thousands of other women, the episiotomy led to an injury ... In the short-term, an episiotomy can lead to haemorrhage, pain or an infection. ... Express Buzz

A Common Childbirth Practice: Does It Do More Harm Than Good?   -  Jan 22, 2010
An episiotomy—a small surgical incision made at the edge of the vagina intended to ease ... A few states require hospitals to report their episiotomy rates. ... People Magazine

Estrogen Therapy and the Risk of Cognitive Decline - November 1, 2005...   -  Nov 1, 2005
Episiotomy is performed during 30 to 35 percent of vaginal births, ... There is no consensus about the use of episiotomy, illustrated by wide practice ... AAFP News Now

[Johnson] The Miracle Machine   -  May 20, 2009
But has any woman ever demanded an episiotomy? The episiotomy may best symbolize the failures of modern medicine. No procedure causes mothers more dread, ... Jackson Free Press

Alaska Administrative Code - 12 AAC 14.570. Medications.   -  Aug 5, 2005
...lacerations, and episiotomy; (2) cetacaine, applied topically, ... lacerations, and episiotomy; (3) vitamin K, administered by intramuscular injection, ... Pay-Per-View - Alaska Administrative Code - Loislaw

Sex and birth control after childbirth.(Women's Health Advisory 2006)   -  Nov 1, 2006
If you had an episiotomy, you should wait at least 3 to 4 weeks before having sex so it can heal. If you had a Cesarean section you should wait at least 4 ... $4.95 - Clinical Reference Systems - ECNext

Alabama Administrative Code - 420-5-13-.08 Surgical Services And Use ...   -  Aug 17, 2005
...(1) No surgical procedures shall be performed except episiotomy, repair of episiotomy or laceration, or circumcision. (2) Systemic analgesics and local ... Pay-Per-View - Alabama Administrative Code - Loislaw

Australia, Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration, Obligation To Pay...   -  Jan 9, 2008
He could not say whether doing an episiotomy would have prevented the tears. ... 'If you conclude that the wrongful omission to carry out an episiotomy ... Mondaq News Alerts - Mondaq News Alerts (Registration)

Labour pains: 63% of mothers unhappy with care   -  Oct 24, 2006
They face high chances of having their labour induced and/or artificially accelerated; of enduring an episiotomy; of delivering by Caesarean section and of ... Pay-Per-View - Irish Examiner - Factiva, from Dow Jones

Doctors save mom, remove dead 330-pound calf from womb   -  Jun 8, 2006
30 minutes after the four-hour long surgery to widen her birth canal, an operation similar to a human episiotomy, said zoo spokeswoman Sarah Fedele. ... Auburn Citizen

String of ACOG press releases support normal birth.(American College...   -  Mar 22, 2006
Washington, DC -- The use of episiotomy during labor should be restricted, ... Nonetheless, there is a place for episiotomy for maternal or fetal ... Free with registration - Special Delivery - AccessMyLibrary.com

Reducing the frequency of episiotomies through a continuous quality …   -  Jan 1, 2005
RESULTS: Although the planned reduction in the episiotomy rate was not ... The reduced episiotomy rate among the primiparous women was associated with a ... CMAJ

Procedure On Women In Labor Adds Risk; Study Urges Halt To …   -  May 4, 2005
In addition, an episiotomy increases the risk of sexual difficulties later and ... "The evidence is clear: Routine use of episiotomy is not supported by ... Pay-Per-View - Washington Post - HighBeam Research

Your tough gynecology questions — answered!   -  Oct 2, 2007
Q: Hello, Dr. Reichman, I had an episiotomy during the delivery of my ... A: There are two issues here — breast-feeding and the way the episiotomy healed. ... msnbc.com

Study says episiotomies not best option for women; nurses agree.( …   -  May 16, 2005
Routine use of episiotomy for uncomplicated vaginal births does not provide ... When providers restricted their use of episiotomy, women were more likely to ... Free with registration - Legislative Network for Nurses - AccessMyLibrary.com

Ask the doctor: What are the hidden dangers in a Caesarean?   -  Sep 1, 2008
As for your other question, episiotomy is the deliberate cutting of the skin and ... So an episiotomy is not a failure, it is a way of avoiding a greater ... Daily Mail

Health care providers should cut out painful procedure during birth   -  Aug 26, 2005
Rates of episiotomy being practiced during childbirth are high, ... They discovered that episiotomy rates vary by country as well by region. ... i-newswire.com

Health care providers should cut out painful procedure during birth   -  Aug 25, 2005
Rates of episiotomy being practiced during childbirth are high, ... They discovered that episiotomy rates vary by country as well by region. ... eurekalert.org

Health Care Providers Should Cut Out Painful Procedure During Birth   -  Aug 29, 2005
Rates of episiotomy being practiced during childbirth are high, ... They discovered that episiotomy rates vary by country as well by region. ... i-newswire.com

Study says episiotomies not best option for women; nurses agree.( …   -  May 16, 2005
Legislative Network for Nurses articles. Routine use of episiotomy for uncomplicated vaginal births does not provide immediate or longer term benefits... Pay-Per-View - Legislative Network for Nurses - HighBeam Research

Rate and related factors of dyspareunia in reproductive age women: a ...   -  Oct 6, 2005
The means of gravidity, parity, delivery without episiotomy and vaginal length ... But the means of age, delivery with episiotomy, BMI, perineal length and ... Nature.com

Missouri Case Law - EAGAN v. DUELLO, 173 SW3d 341 (Mo.App.WD …   -  Nov 1, 2005
During labor, Dr. Duello made the decision to perform an episiotomy. An episiotomy Page 345 is a surgical incision made between the bottom of the vagina and ... Pay-Per-View - Missouri Case Law - Loislaw



Background information on Episiotomy [When available]

An episiotomy /??pi?zi?'??t?mi?/ is a surgical incision through the perineum made to enlarge the vagina and assist delivering the baby. The incision can be midline or at an angle from the posterior end of the vulva, is performed under local anaesthetic and is sutured closed after delivery. It is one of the most common medical procedures performed on women.

Uses

Physicians use episiotomies to lessen perineal trauma, minimize postpartum pelvic floor dysfunction by reducing anal sphincter muscle damage, reduce the loss of blood at delivery, and protect against neonatal trauma.

Episiotomies may be indicated if:
  • there is any sign of fetal distress while the baby is in the birth canal
  • a delivery occurs too quickly for the vagina to stretch naturally
  • the baby's head is too large for the opening
  • the baby's shoulders are stuck
  • it is a breech birth or forceps delivery
From Wikipedia

Background information on

Search the web for more resources on Episiotomy



Health Home | Conditions | Cancer | Medications | Surgery | Vaccines


The Cancer News Network


Disclaimer:

Contact a physician with regard to health concerns. Email requests for further health information will be discarded.

The materials contained on this Web site are for informational purposes only and do not constitute health or medical advice. Use of information on this site does not create or constitute any kind of agreement or contract between you and the owners or users of this site, the owners of the servers upon which it is housed, or anyone else who is in any way connected with this site.

Many links on cancernewsnetwork.org lead to other sites. cancernewsnetwork.org does not sponsor, endorse or otherwise approve of the materials appearing in such sites. Nor is CancerNewsNetwork.org responsible for dead or misdirected links.

IF YOU NEED A LINK OR TEXT REMOVED FROM THIS PAGE PLEASE CONTACT cancernewsnetwork (at) live.com.
We will do our best to accommodate your request.



COPYRIGHT 2009 CANCERNEWSNETWORK | Privacy | Privacy