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- Births are routinely induced and some would say that Caesareans or forceps delivery are unnecessarily common.
- The number of Caesareans carried out has increased rapidly in recent years, with around a quarter of the 600,000 babies born in Britain each year delivered by this method.
- The researchers said that, when compared to elective repeat Caesareans, women attempting a vaginal birth faced increased risks to their own health and complications with the birth.
- Twenty-two percent of Caesareans are performed because of concerns for the baby's welfare, and another 20% are because the labour is not progressing.
- About 300,000 women a year have repeat Caesareans.
- A few years ago a Kansas health maintenance organization changed its policies and began to reimburse doctors equally for Caesarean and normal deliveries, so there was no longer a financial incentive to do Caesareans.
- When doctors and mothers assess the risks of Caesareans, they generally only think about what the risks are at the time and ignore the impact they might have five years down the line.
- A quarter of the women had undergone Caesareans, with one in three of those describing the care they received after the procedure as ‘appalling’.
- Sure doctors like money, but all Caesareans have risks.
- The rate of Caesareans has increased sharply.
- The figures tally with national averages, as a new report out today from the Department of Health reveals that Caesareans have increased four-fold in the last 25 years.
- Worldwide, it can be argued that Caesareans are more attractive to doctors than natural childbirth because they reduce the threat of midwifery taking over.
- Between 1998 and 2001, only 15.7 per cent of women had Caesareans at the Leeds hospital compared with a national average of 21.5 per cent and a figure as high as 29.8 per cent at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington in London.
- But it is in elective Caesareans that there has been the big explosion.
- At the time, Catholic doctors often performed the operations instead of Caesareans, believing that it would allow the women to continue having children.
- ‘Leaflets could set out clearly the pros and cons of Caesareans,’ she said.
- Researchers believe the long wait may lead to an increased number of procedures such as Caesarians being carried out when they are not really needed.
- However, Caesareans are much more risky for women than natural births because of blood loss and the risk of infection from the surgery.
- There are a lot of women who ask for Caesareans as they are scared of labour and feel surgery is a quicker way to go but the risks involved are higher than in natural birth.
- As the prevalence of Caesareans suggests, the circumference of babies' brains seems to have gotten as large as circumstances permit.
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