The National Institute for Clinical Excellence is asking doctors to promote natural childbirth among women who might otherwise opt for a caesarean
without a medical reason.
carried out after a maternal request can cost up to pounds 1,000 more than the average pounds 700 for a natural birth.
"These women are more likely to need Caesareans
because there is a risk to mum and baby."
The World Health Organisation recommends a Caesarean
rate of between 10 and 15 per cent.
Patients and Methods: This study included all pregnant women undergoing repeat caesarean
The overall success rate for vaginal delivery after previous caesarean
was highest for Group-1, and lowest for Group-3, suggesting a strong correlation of birth weight with success of vaginal birth after caesarean
MUMS to be should only give birth by caesarean
when strictly necessary, insists a new study.
CONCERNS: Midwives are arguing our lack of tolerance to pain is behind the rise in Caesareans
Earlier this year the National Institute for Clinical Excellence published guidelines in efforts to cut the number of elective Caesareans
and encourage doctors to explore other options.
The World Health Organisation and experts recommend that Caesareans
are only appropriate in around 10pc to 15pc of births.
In October 2003, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' (ACOG) ethics committee issued a statement that addressed the issue of elective Caesarean
sections performed when there is no medical necessity.
WOMEN whose first child is born by caesarean
section double their risk of having a subsequent stillbirth.