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Is it a good idea to reduce the caesarean rate?

Caesarean section rates in western countries have been rising for a long time – but the rate varies widely between different countries. In Sweden, for example, it’s 17%, while in Cyprus it’s 52%. 712 more words

The miracle of birth: this is our story

When many women hear the word ‘birth’, it brings a feeling of fear over them. For many women who haven’t had children yet, thinking about birth has them imagining an immensely painful experience throughout which they scream with pain and want to murder their husband. 3,121 more words


Mode of delivery and childhood illness: A randomized trial in 2004.

One of the biggest difficulties in proving a causal link between cesarean birth and chronic health problems in childhood is the type of research studies that can practically and ethically be done during pregnancy. 644 more words


Cesareans and chronic childhood disease: Time for a public discussion

In an analysis published in the most recent edition of The BMJ, Drs. Jan Blustein and Jianming Liu examine the evidence that cesarean delivery is associated with an increased risk of chronic childhood diseases like asthma, type 1 diabetes, and obesity. 661 more words


Follow up to my anti HBAC post Part 2 of 4 - Why I chose to try a VBAC (Vaginal Birth after Caesarean)

When I found out I was pregnant with DS2, I knew I wanted to try and have a normal vaginal delivery so I started to look into my options, I read into both VBAC  and HBAC. 848 more words


Friday 10th April 2015- Pan American Health Organisation: Caesarean sections should only be performed when medically necessary

In the Americas, four in ten births are by Caesarean section , surpassing the ideal one in ten considered by health professionals worldwide

‘Caesarean section is one of the most common surgeries in the world, with rates continuing to rise, particularly in high- and middle-income countries. 234 more words