• Caput Succedaneum

    Caput succedaneum is swelling of the scalp in a newborn. It is most often brought on by pressure from the uterus or vaginal wall during a head-first (vertex) delivery. A caput succedaneum is more likely […]

  • Cephalic presentation

    A cephalic presentation or head presentation or head-first presentation is a situation at childbirth where the fetus is in a longitudinal lie and the head enters the pelvis first; the most common form of cephalic […]

  • Cephalohematoma

    A cephalohaematoma is a hemorrhage of blood between the skull and the periosteum of any age human, including a newborn baby secondary to rupture of blood vessels crossing the periosteum. Because the swelling is subperiosteal, […]

  • Cephalopelvic disproportion

    Cephalopelvic disproportion is a complication of childbirth when the head of the baby is too large for the pelvis.

  • Cervidil

    CERVIDIL is a medication delivered through a vaginal insert. that assists with labor by softening the cervix and preparing. it for birth. CERVIDIL is also the only FDA-approved vaginal. insert for cervical ripening.

  • Cervix

    The Cervix is the lower, narrow part of the uterus (womb). The cervix forms a canal that opens into the vagina, which leads to the outside of the body.

  • Cesarean section

    A Caesarean section, also known as C-section, is the use of surgery to deliver one or more babies. A Caesarean section is often performed when a vaginal delivery would put the baby or mother at risk. This may include obstructed labor, twin pregnancy, high blood pressure in the mother, breech birth, problems with the placenta, umbilical cord or shape of the pelvis, and previous C-section. A trial of vaginal birth in some of these situations, including after C-section, may be possible. Some C-sections are also performed upon request.

  • Chlamydia

    Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD). Most people have no symptoms, but Chlamydia can cause serious damage to a woman’s reproductive organs. Symptoms of Chlamydia include thin vaginal discharge and burning when urinating. Long-term irritation may cause lower abdominal pain, inflammation of the pelvic organs, and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).

  • Chloasma

    Chloasma is a discoloration of the skin, often on the face.

  • Chorionic villus sampling (CVS)

    Chorionic villi sampling is a prenatal test that scans for genetic abnormalities.