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.
He means that he addresses their concerns and dissuades them from a caesarean
by arming them with facts.
The question plaguing Lyell was whether it is better to close it at the end of the caesarean
or allow the membrane to heal on its own.
She says: "Our study aimed to investigate the risk of stillbirth, miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy, as well as the likelihood of a subsequent birth in women who had a primary caesarean
section, compared to women who had a primary vaginal delivery.
For breech presentation, caesarean
section, either antepartum (OR 0.
One of the experts who carried out the study said the figures showed that women who opted for a caesarean
because they believed it was merely an easier alternative to normal childbirth had been seriously misinformed.
Turning breech babies round using special techniques or counselling the mum about the advantages and disadvantages of a breech delivery Offering normal deliveries to women who've had a previous caesarean
section and ensuring they are well supported during labour and delivery.
In 1980, just 9% of births in Britain were by Caesarean
Almost a quarter of births are now estimated to be Caesarean
sections - far above the 10-15 per cent rate recommended by the World Health Organisation.
Some women choose to have a caesarean
section that is not medically necessary because they fear complications associated with vaginal birth, worry that it will stretch the vaginal walls, or want to time delivery so that they will have help when they are back at home.
But she says many Welsh women are choosing to have children by Caesarean
section because they are worried about a natural birth.
Research today cast doubt on the argument that 'too posh to push' mothers are responsible for soaring rates of Caesarean
Health bosses are calling for a clampdown on Caesarean
births because they cost the NHS too much money.
MERSEYSIDE women are being warned of fresh risks surrounding Caesarean
In October 2003, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' (ACOG) ethics committee issued a statement that addressed the issue of elective Caesarean
sections performed when there is no medical necessity.