Some variables kept in the scales are not essential because they are only weakly connected with cesareans
(the extreme-age variables, date of admission).
Hershey Medical Center has found a statistical link between the risk of a malpractice suit and the likelihood of a cesarean
They assessed the association between body mass index, gestational weight gain, and cesarean
delivery risk among four groups: teens younger than 15 years, teens aged 15-17 years, teens aged 18-19 years, and adult women aged 20-34.
Nationally, the cesarean
section rate spiked from 3% in 1988 to 39% in 2008.
What is not mentioned is the type of labor management in the planned vaginal delivery group, nor are the reasons that lead to the unplanned cesareans
In addition, repeat cesareans
performed in rural hospitals were more likely than those done in urban, teaching hospitals to be potentially unnecessary (1.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists attributes the 10-fold increase in this deadly complication over the last decades to the rise in cesareans
French scientists report that of 133 HIV-positive women who took AZT and then gave birth by elective cesarean
before contractions started, only one transmitted HIV to an infant, a rate of less than I percent.
Beginning in 2011, they implemented gentle cesarean
even in nonscheduled or urgent cesareans
, recognizing the potential for false-positive fetal monitoring and the probability of a healthy infant even in cases of a persistent category II fetal heart tracing, Dr.
It just means that at this time the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (ACOG) has set up guidelines about Cesareans
and VBACs forcing providers in obstetrical care to be extremely cautious of what they offer and how they proceed in the care they are giving, whether they agree with the protocols or not.
In some areas of the state, BCBSM found cesarean
delivery rates were higher than 40 percent, while in other areas rates were lower than 8 percent.
Missouri's statistics for cesareans
and low-weight births resemble overall U.