Andrew Shennan, Professor of Obstetrics at Kings College London, said that women should not be alarmed by the need for a caesarean
section, which is often performed to reduce risk to their baby.
delivery has higher maternal surgical risks for current and subsequent pregnancies.
"I wrote Why Caesarean
Matters because I felt we rarely look at caesarean
birth through the eyes of the people who actually give birth this way, which can lead us into some very important misunderstandings that simply frustrate and undermine pregnant women and new mothers."
The new guideline, WHO recommendations on non-clinical interventions to reduce unnecessary caesarean
sections, incorporates the views, fears and beliefs of both women and health professionals about caesarean
Wide variations remain at regional, national, and sub-national level.1 Rapid increase in Caesarean
delivery rate has become a serious public health issue in both developed and developing countries.
Section at 38 Weeks versus 39 Weeks: Neonatal and Maternal Outcomes in a Randomised Controlled Trial." BJOG 120 (9): 1123-32.
, Hysterectomy, Placenta previa, Placenta.
Of these 164(84.1%) were delivered with emergency caesarean
section whereas 31(15.9%) by elective caesarean
Techniques for assisting difficult delivery at caesarean
In recent years, governments and clinicians have expressed concern about the rise in the numbers of caesarean
section births and the potential negative consequences for maternal and infant health.
Background: There is widespread concern about increasing proportion of births by caesarean
The success rate is 70--75 per cent, if she never had vaginal delivery, but 85- 90 per cent if she had a vaginal delivery before or after her caesarean
TEHRAN (FNA)- Babies born by caesarean
section are more likely to be overweight or obese as adults, according to a new analysis.
section is an essential widely practiced procedure.
The authors comment that "the dramatic reduction in our primary caesarean
section rate between 2001-2004 and 2005-2011, despite a progressive increase in complicated pregnancies, has put us on par with the United States of America, whose average caesarean
section rate is 38%."