Some mothers believe that the way to give themselves, and their babies, the best chance of a good and safe VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean) is to plan a home birth. Home birth need not be dismissed as an option because a woman has had a previous caesarean birth, but it does need careful consideration. [...]
A tool that the pharmaceutical companies, use to research the potential of new medicines is through early phase studies of new drugs, which are also known as clinical trials. These trials are conducted under clinical conditions, in order for the data to be analysed so the product can be stamped as safe and then is put on the market.
For an early phase clinical study to take place, volunteers are needed from every sort of background and they can either volunteer or be compensated. However, there have been questions whether or not these clinical trials are safe or not. Normally, a product is not used in a trial unless it has gone through extensive, careful and laboratory research before it is thought to be safe to test on human volunteers.
Transporting a new drug into the market successfully depends almost solely on the facts of the safety and the effectiveness of the drugs by conducting early phase clinical trials. A trial, normally, will include healthy volunteers, however, sometimes will have a pilot study with patients that could take advantage of the tested product.
Conducting a study can be costly and the finical responsibility is carried shouldered by the sponsor, who maybe a branch of government, a biotechnology or a pharmaceutical company. Since trials can be large and diverse, companies often give the control to a partner that is outsourced like an early phase studies provider.
Usually referred to as a clinical research organization, these early phase study service providers commonly work for the pharmaceutical industries, which is concerned with the developing process of a new drug, but may conduct tests on drugs that are already developed.
Some women would rather plan a repeat caesarean, than face the worry that an attempt at vaginal birth would end in caesarean anyway. Your chances of a successful vaginal birth vary according to various factors, such as the reasons for your past caesarean, and the number of past caesareans you have had. These and other [...]
Uterine Rupture A mother who has had a past caesarean is at higher risk of uterine rupture than a mother whose uterus has not been operated on. This means that the old caesarean scar might not stand the strain of labour, and could tear open. The risk of this happening with a standard, modern caesarean [...]
Monitoring the baby Continuous electronic fetal monitoring is not usually available at home. Instead, the midwife or doctor can monitor the baby by listening to its heart with a Sonicaid or stethoscope, and she can monitor the mother by watching her carefully, and taking her pulse and blood pressure. One of the first signs of [...]
Women who have had a previous caesarean birth are a higher-risk group for future vaginal births. VBAC is the usual term for Vaginal Birth After Caesarean, and is pronounced ‘Vee-back’. These pages were initially written after requests from women considering home VBAC, but they are also relevant for those planning hospital births. Why consider VBAC? [...]