TITLE

Is planned cesarean childbirth a safe alternative?

AUTHOR(S)
Armson, B. Anthony
PUB. DATE
February 2007
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/13/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 4, p475
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the safety of planned cesarean childbirth as an alternative to vaginal delivery. It is said that cesarean delivery can be a life-saving intervention for the fetus, but planned cesarean birth has been associated with increased risks of fetal and neonatal mortality and neonatal morbidity, compared with spontaneous vaginal delivery. It is said that obstetricians and prenatal care providers must be aware of the maternal and perinatal risks and benefits of caesarean.
ACCESSION #
24112648

 

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