Anna's Story (06:10)
Anna Sproul-Latimer is pregnant with her second child. She experienced rapid weight gain, polyhydramnios, and a grade three placenta with her first pregnancy. At week 37, she experienced hypertension and side pain. Hear how Googling can interfere with healthcare.
HELLP Syndrome (02:16)
Doctors J. Christopher Glantz and Lisa Harris discuss preeclampsia symptoms and explain the acronym for hemolysis, elevated liver function, and low platelets. Anna developed protein in her urine and was scheduled for labor induction.
Myth or Medicine (01:45)
Dr. Loralei Thornburg discusses preeclampsia symptoms. Delivery cures the condition in many cases, but as many as one third occur up to six weeks after birth.
Treatment Options (03:34)
Induction of labor is the standard treatment in preeclampsia cases. Harris explains why Anna was not full term at 37 weeks; babies born prematurely have higher risks. Learn about the debate over elective C-section deliveries prior to 39 weeks.
Electing Cesarean Delivery (05:08)
Anna was scheduled for induction, had anxiety about labor pain, and decided to have a C-section instead. Panelists discuss the implications of surgery over vaginal birth with pain relief. Anna felt empowered by her choice and defends her doctors.
Second Opinion (02:58)
Anna plans to have another C-section at 39 weeks, if she does not develop preeclampsia. Harris shares her personal experience with preeclampsia, HELLP Syndrome, and an emergency C-section. With her second child, she had a successful vaginal birth.
Second Opinion 5 (02:16)
Dr. Miranda Harris-Glocker shares five things to know when considering delivery options.
Credits: C-Section Delivery—Second Opinion (01:12)
Credits: C-Section Delivery—Second Opinion
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