Circumcision and C-Sections

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Candida Infection

A candida infection is an infection caused by yeast-like fungus and occurs most often in the vagina, mouth (thrush) and intestinal tract.

 

Caput

Caput succedaneum is swelling formed under a newborn baby's scalp, as a result of trauma during delivery.

Catheter

A catheter is a tube used to drain or inject fluid through a body opening.

Cervix

The cervix is in the lower part of the uterus; it dilates and effaces during labor to allow passage of the baby.

Cesarean Section

A C-section, or cesarean section, is delivery of the baby through an incision in the abdomen, rather than through the vagina.

Circumcision

A circumcision is a procedure where the foreskin is removed from the penis of male infants.

Cleft Lip (Harelip)

A cleft lip is a birth defect where there is one or more clefts in the upper lip.

Cleft palate

A cleft palate is a defect in the palate - part of the upper jaw or mouth.

Colic

Colic is a condition where the baby cries excessively, especially in the evening, without other signs of illness.

Colostrum

Colostrum is thin, yellowish fluid which is the first milk to be produced by a woman's breasts during pregnancy and/or after delivery. Most often it appears toward the end of pregnancy.

Constipation

Constipation is infrequent or hard and dry bowel movements.

Couvade

Couvade syndrome, or "Sympathetic Pregnancy," is when an expectant father experiences physical symptoms of pregnancy (like weight gain).

Cradle Cap

Cradle cap is a yellowish and scaly crust on the scalp of an infant or baby.

Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)

Chronionic Villus Sampling (CVS) is a procedure done early in pregnancy where tissue is taken from the inside of the uterus through the cervix, to test for chromosomal abnormalities such as Down syndrome.