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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 respectively.
html) Yahoo talked to new mothers and doctors to compile a list of things that many women just don't know about C-sections.
According to World Health Organisation guidelines, natural labour should be the default option in all countries, and C-sections should account for no more than 15 per cent of total births.
Across England, 73,551 women opted to have a C-section - up from 65,760 five years ago.
The data shows older mums are much more likely than younger age groups to give birth by c-section, and are more likely to have a pre-planned caesarean.
Dr Daghni Rajasingam of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists said the study did not include data on the reason for the C-section or other details surrounding the birth.
Dr Stefan Gebhardt, head of general specialist services at Tygerberg Hospital, said that junior doctors were not always skilled enough to do complicated C-sections, but there were often no more senior or experienced doctors available to help out.
Over the last 30 years, the rates for C-sections have increased, especially for older women.
I spent most of the night in theatre doing emergency C-sections, setting up pain relief epidurals and repairing post-birth tears.
student Karen Hicklin are using advanced analytics to develop delivery-room protocols so pregnant women and their doctors can make the best possible choices and safely lower the rate of C-sections.
In situations where the health of the mother or baby would be jeopardized by vaginal birth, C-sections have saved lives.
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