Cesarean or C-section
delivery might cause neuropsychiatric disorders in children, according to a global study.
As with any surgery, women undergoing a C-section
who take opioids for pain may have trouble stopping their use.
Nowadays, years of research have improved surgical techniques and mothers can deliver normally even after abdominal delivery, as long as the indication for the previous C-section
is not a permanent or recurring one and the procedure should be done under strict medical supervision.
'On average, we do 80 to 120 deliveries daily; of those, 15 to 25 are C-sections
. The number of Cesarean sections is increasing,' Mosiria said.
The Leapfrog Group, which measures quality and safety of American health care, sets a standard for C-sections
at 23.9 percent.
rates of C-sections
than the statewide average, and the hospital
"I started with the disturbing questions: How do we give birth to our children and what are the reasons behind the increase in C-sections
? Has labour become a 'cascade of intervention'?
Caesarean section, also known as C-section
, or caesarean delivery, is the use of surgery to deliver babies.
But the C-section
is increasingly common in Pakistan as well as in Punjab.
(7) The majority of c-sections
performed are nonelective, and of these, postoperative infections occur in 12% of women who receive standard prophylaxis.
Countries having C-section
rates less than <10 percent and those having C-section
rate above 15 percent are considered to demonstrate underuse and overuse of C-sections
As many as one in seven mums are opting for elective C-sections
, with figures rising from 718 five years ago to 926 in 2015-16.
In Newcastle, more than 1,000 women had their babies delivered by emergency caesarean, bringing the total number of c-sections
up to 1,967 - 29% of all births.
Jorge Chavarro, chief author of the Harvard study published in Jama Pediatrics, said it "could be another factor to consider" for C-sections
. He added: "Our findings provide compelling evidence that the association between caesarean birth and childhood obesity is real."
About 60% percent of hospitals perform more C-sections
than Federal regulations recommend; almost 70% overuse episiotomies; and almost 80% lack clinicians who are experienced in delivering low-birth-weight babies.