C Section surgery is a widely used method for childbirth but has been show to improve and streamline better techniques for the surgery and recovery. There is a new scalpel tool recently approved, by the FDA, the C SAFE, invented by Dr Scott Berlin of Islap, NY. A practicing obstetrician who is helping to improve the health field for obstetric care and fetal medicine.
After practicing many years as a Doctor, he has introduced anew scalpel that will minimize the risk of cutting or worse into baby, during a C Section birth. His father is also an obstetrician, and was sued for accidentally cutting a baby while performing the cesarean surgery. So began Dr Berlin’s quest to improve an obvious tool for the surgery and hopefully decrease accidental injury.
The uterus is at maximum stretch at delivery time, so the walls are very thin. Accidents and injury are more easily done with tools that are too big or sharp. Dr Berlin’s scalpel has a rounded edge plastic blade that is closer to baby, while cutting into the thin uterus for a c section surgery. Often baby is close to the surface or in distress and the risk of nicking or cutting baby is increased for the surgeon. It is vital for everyone that the tools for surgery be improved.
There is an art to incising and closing of the uterus, and should be done carefully and skillfully. Should the uterus be double sutured? Should a hemostatic or cellulose pad be used in cases of know adhesions or keloids? Is the Dr performing the bikini cut incision or doing the Misgav Ladach method for cesarean- which has fewer secondary complications…….Please ask your Doctor how they perform the operation, to engage them in doing their best.
Binding post surgery is a key to pain control, a practical tool has fewer side effects and far more benefits than standard pain medications which will be provided to you. A new baby has to be taken care of and fed, and fewer meds can make a difference in your state of mind, alertness and responsiveness.
Please use the soft cotton binders found here to assist you to have a better experience for your surgical birth. Binding has been shown to reduce pain and increase mobility, making it easier to get out of bed and walk, breastfeeding and taking care of baby.