Previous studies have suggested that if a woman's fear of giving birth is significantly high, it can result in an increased risk of an emergency caesarean
Health Minister Jacqui Smith said the report would be used to design new clinical guidelines over Caesareans
and to set standards of maternity care.
In 2011, the number of caesareans
was 427,383, while 357,347 natural births took place.
However, we would argue that the lower pregnancy rate among women undergoing caesareans
is most likely due to maternal choice to delay pregnancy intentionally for a multitude of reasons (including age, desired family size, financial reasons, etc), rather than any negative effect of a caesarean
Mavrides is one of the few gynaecologists in Cyprus trying to reverse an alarming statistic: Cyprus has the largest proportion of caesareans
Dr Yap-Seng Chong, from the National University of Singapore, said there was nothing wrong with resorting to caesareans
when there was a clearly identifiable medical need.
ONE in four babies born in England are still delivered by Caesarean
section - around double the figure recommended by the World Health Organisation, new figures have shown.
Pregnant women who were deficient at delivery had almost four times the odds of caesarean
birth than those who were not.
The risk of death to the mother is now the same during a Caesarean
as it is during natural childbirth, though the risk of serious medical complications remains higher for Caesareans
Maternal and neonatal individual risks and benefits associated with caesarean
delivery: multicentre prospective study.
BABIES born by planned Caesarean
are up to four times more likely to suffer breathing problems, researchers said today.
New fears have been raised about the worrying high rate of babies being delivered by Caesarean