The limited change is concerning because up to two-thirds of women with a prior cesarean
delivery are candidates for a trial of labor, and many of them are excellent candidates.
The study found particularly strong associations between higher cesarean
rates and concentrations of obstetrician-gynecologists per female resident as well as the numbers of hospital beds per resident.
Those who had one uncomplicated lower segment cesarean
section and have an otherwise uncomplicated pregnancyand go into spontaneous labour.
In the event that medical difficulties are detected, they often elect to perform cesarean
sections, making one or more incisions in a mother's abdomen and uterus to deliver the baby.
The difference between what is outlined as evidence based maternity care practices and what routinely happens during maternity care is indicated as one reason for the high cesarean
Women should have the information and confidence to ask key questions that will help reduce her risk of having a cesarean
section itself not only causes and enhances obstetric complications, but also it may place more financial burden on families, governments and insurance companies (5).
Until now there has been a lack of high-quality evidence comparing the benefits and harms of the two planned modes of birth after previous cesarean
," said the study's leader, Professor Caroline Crowther from the Australian Research Centre for the Health of Women and Babies (ARCH), part of the University of Adelaide's Robinson Institute.
Maternal outcomes at 2 years after planned cesarean
section versus planned vaginal birth for breech presentation at term: the international randomized Term Breech Trial Am J Obstet Gynecol 2004; 191(3) 917-927
The new sterile field bag will give families and their health care providers the ability to more safely and easily collect umbilical cord blood from newborns, even when born by cesarean
They assessed the association between body mass index, gestational weight gain, and cesarean
delivery risk among four groups: teens younger than 15 years, teens aged 15-17 years, teens aged 18-19 years, and adult women aged 20-34.
The Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) has concluded what NWHN already knew: vaginal birth after cesarean
section (VBAC) is a safe, reasonable choice for most women, Since 1996, VBAC rates have declined sharply due to misguided hospital policies restricting it and opposition from groups like the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
WASHINGTON (March 8, 2007)--Findings from a two-year review of the science behind maternity care indicate that the common and costly use of many routine birth interventions, such as continuous electronic fetal monitoring, labor induction for low-risk women and cesarean
surgery, fail to improve health outcomes for mothers and their babies and may cause harm.
1) Among white, black, Hispanic and Asian groups alike, women with chronic or gestational diabetes had higher odds than their nondiabetic counterparts of having a first cesarean
delivery (odds ratios, 1.
July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) views with alarm the Centers for Disease Control's report that the 2002 cesarean
rate reached 26.