Experts say that caesarean
delivery is performed because of the mother's increasing age and uncontrolled weight gain.
The reasons for continued rise in caesarean
rates are increased maternal age at first delivery, widespread use of electronic fetal monitoring, rise in labour induction in primigravidae, increase in prevalence of obesity, rate for VBAC has decreased, decreased frequency of operative vaginal deliveries and in fear of malpractice litigation related to fetal injury during spontaneous or operative vaginal delivery.
Clare says: "Caesarean
birth is a complex and controversial topic, about which there are so many opinions that are so fiercely held, that pregnant women and new mothers can feel completely at sea.
2 MYTH: Caesarean
births are the 'easy way out' REALITY: Clare says the "sexist nature" of this myth becomes clearer when thinking about what caesarean
birth entails - major abdominal surgery, the kind that would ordinarily mean resting for least six weeks.
section rates have been steadily increasing, without significant benefit to the health of women or their babies.
The use of caesarean
sections to deliver babies has reached epidemic proportions, say experts, with the procedure growing in use at an "alarming" rate.
KEYWORDS: Primary Emergency Caesarean
section, Category-1 caesarean
section, Fetal distress, Non-progress of labour, Ante-partum hemorrhage and malpresentation.
"Timing of Elective Repeat Caesarean
Does Matter: Importance of Avoiding Early-Term Delivery Especially in Diabetic Patients." Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 35 (5): 455-60.
Data had been collected for demographic and maternal variables, placenta previa, history of previous lower segment caesarean
section (LSCS), complications associated with placenta previa and techniques used to control blood loss were recorded.
Consecutive 195 post operative cases of emergency and elective caesarean
section with surgical site infection were enrolled into the study.
Delivery of the impacted head of the fetus at caesarean
section after prolonged obstructed labour: a randomised comparative study of two methods.
Since 1985, the international healthcare community has considered the ideal rate for caesarean
sections to be between 10% and 15%.