Amongst all these factors, caesarean
section has played a great role.
The detailed data shows that older mothers are much more likely than younger age groups to give birth by Caesarean
section, and are more likely to have a pre-planned Caesarean
Objective: To determine rising frequency of placenta previa and its associated morbidity in women with previous caesarean
One hundred women were included who had previous one caesarean
section and were now in their pregnancy with single fetus at term.
However, we would argue that the lower pregnancy rate among women undergoing caesareans
is most likely due to maternal choice to delay pregnancy intentionally for a multitude of reasons (including age, desired family size, financial reasons, etc), rather than any negative effect of a caesarean
Dr Yap-Seng Chong, from the National University of Singapore, said there was nothing wrong with resorting to caesareans
when there was a clearly identifiable medical need.
ONE in four babies born in England are still delivered by Caesarean
section - around double the figure recommended by the World Health Organisation, new figures have shown.
Pregnant women who were deficient at delivery had almost four times the odds of caesarean
birth than those who were not.
But Louise Silverton, deputy general-secretary of the Royal College of Midwives, said Caesareans
had become too easy to obtain and that women are now less prepared to undergo the traumas of childbirth.
Maternal and neonatal individual risks and benefits associated with caesarean
delivery: multicentre prospective study.
Midwives are very concerned that there has been a five per cent rise in Caesareans
in the past 10 years and that is worrying,' she added.
Rise in "no indicated risk" primary caesareans
in the United States, 1991-2001: cross sectional analysis.
Some experts have blamed the rising rates on wealthy women asking for Caesareans
to avoid the pain and the problems associated with a natural delivery -dubbed 'too posh to push'.
She said: "We are starting to see now a rise in serious complications with women who have had Caesareans
Guidance for the NHS in England and Wales stressed that requests for caesareans
should not be automatically agreed by doctors.