The risks associated with the relentless rise in caesarean births

Gaskin, Ina May
December 2011
British Journal of Midwifery;Dec2011, Vol. 19 Issue 12, p820
Academic Journal
The author comments on the risks associated with the increase in cesarean births in many countries around the world. She reflects on her experience of visiting several hospitals in Brazil to measure the cesarean rate in the country. She identifies the causes of the maternal deaths associated with cesarean, including hemorrhage, pulmonary embolism and placenta previa/accreta.


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