Hysterectomy A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. Each year in the US doctors perform approximately 600,000 hysterectomies.
Types of hysterectomies Partial Hysterectomy Total Hysterectomy Radical Hysterectomy
Reasons and options Women might need a hysterectomy for different reasons such as: Cancer of the Uterus, Cervix or Ovaries Uterine fibroids, Endometrioses, Adenomyosis Abnormal vaginal bleeding Chronic pelvic pain
Gynecologist A gynecologist is a doctor who specializes in dealing with the health of the female reproductive system and sexual health care. One of their main jobs is to perform yearly exams of the uterus, vagina and pelvis. Many gynecologists are also obstricians, helping women who are having reproductive issues. They do not aid in labor and delivery, but can perform cesarean section, induce labor and prescribe birth control options as well as birth control procedures.
Labor and Deliverystages Stage 1- The cervix dialates Stage 2- The baby is born Stage 3- The placenta is delivered
Stage 1 the bag of water breaks The cervix will dialate and thin out This stage typically begins when a mom is 4 cm dialated, women will dialate until 10 cm. Contractions occur frequently every 2-3minutes lasting 50-70 seconds This is when most women will report intense pain as the cervix streches and the baby decends through the birth canal
Stage 2 Pushing the baby through the vagina is the second stage. Incase of complications c-sections are performed. Some mothers push for a few minutes, some for several hours. The labor nurse or physician will tell you when it is time to push. It is important not push until instructed. The baby will take its first breath The cord is clamped and cut.
Stage 3 The third stage of labor is when the placenta detaches and passes out the body The passage of the placenta is a vital part off labor and delivery