section is the removal of the foetus through an incision on the abdominal wall and the intact uterus.
OLDER mothers are helping fuel a rise in Caesarean
sections, which are now at an all-time high, figures suggest.
This high caesarean
section rate is mainly the result of an increased rate of primary caesareans
at the primary health care setups being run by General practitioner, whether private or public, lack of patient education,non- provision of facilities for instrumental delivery and VBAC.
Background: There is widespread concern about increasing proportion of births by caesarean
Women undergoing a caesarean
were less likely to have a subsequent pregnancy (with a decreased likelihood of 13% in women with an emergency caesarean
, 18% in women with an elective caesarean
, and 36% in maternally-requested caesareans
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%.
also increase the risk of dangerous abnormalities in the placenta during later pregnancies, which can cause hemorrhaging and lead to a hysterectomy.
performed before labour without pressing medical reason were 2.
The Royal College of Midwives has described the number of women undergoing Caesareans
as worryingly high.
Association between vitamin D deficiency and primary caesarean
The proportion of Welsh mothers who have Caesareans
is now higher than in any other part of the UK.
Another response points out that we should be trying to avoid the two most damaging delivery methods in terms of maternal mental health--emergency caesareans
and traumatic vaginal deliveries.