To understand if cesarean
deliveries are associated with severe maternal complications, French researchers used a subcohort of a larger study to compare 1444 women who experienced severe complications after delivery with 3464 controls who did not experience complications, in 6 French regions.
Although repeat cesarean
delivery was associated with increased maternal morbidity, outcomes were good in most women undergoing these procedures.
(Table-I) In the current study, the commonest indications for primary emergency cesarean
section were non-progress of labor, fetal distress, preeclampsia and placental abruption.
Our primary outcome of interest was the prevalence of cesarean
delivery by gestational age.
"Almost 50 percent of pregnant women with HIV infection underwent cesarean
delivery," the authors write.
Maternal obesity is known to be a risk factor for cesarean
delivery, at least in part because excess adipose tissue may interfere with the normal ability of the cervix to thin and dilate with contractions, said Mr.
The most common instrument used is a vacuum extractor, (8) although a number of other devices have been developed, including the Murless fetal head extractor (an instrument with a hinged shaft and sliding collar lock), (9) the C-Snorkel impacted fetal head release device (the device's tip contains ventilation ports to facilitate airflow and release of the vacuum/ suction created by the impacted fetal head), (10) and the Fetal Pillow (a balloon device inserted in the vagina and inflated with sterile saline to disimpact an engaged fetal head before cesarean
section, Indications, Rate of cesarean
The MFMU Cesarean
Registry: factors affecting the success of trial of labor after previous cesarean
Those who had one uncomplicated lower segment cesarean
section and have an otherwise uncomplicated pregnancyand go into spontaneous labour.
Her first cesarean
section was done for Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD).
A multifaceted intervention implemented in 2005 at one tertiary hospital in China's Yunnan Province was effective in reducing the facility's rate of deliveries by cesarean