Misinformation Affecting Mode of Delivery Choice presented by Emily Gibson
From Joshua Peter Vincent on March 19th, 2020
Cesarean sections - one of the most common surgeries in the world - are currently being re-evaluated. Though life-saving and crucial in some cases, many health experts believe a large portion are unnecessary and cause more harm than good. This, in conjunction with patients who are unaware of the true impact of choosing a Cesarean section, greatly affects mothers, babies, and the health system. Currently, many countries including the United States are attempting to change this pattern. This seminar will examine multiple modes of deliveries, the relevant anatomy, and the ways in which organizations are attempting to decrease number of Cesarean sections.
Highlights of the discussion will be based on:
Falk M, Nelson M, Blomberg M. The impact of obstetric interventions and complications on women's satisfaction with childbirth a population based cohort study including 16,000 women. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2019;19(1):494. Published 2019 Dec 11. doi:10.1186/s12884-019-2633-8
Lehmann S, Baghestan E, Børdahl PE, Irgens LM, Rasmussen S. Low risk pregnancies after a cesarean section: Determinants of trial of labor and its failure. PLoS One. 2020;15(1):e0226894. Published 2020 Jan 13. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0226894
Chen I, Opiyo N, Tavender E, et al. Non-clinical interventions for reducing unnecessary caesarean section. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018;9(9):CD005528. Published 2018 Sep 28. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD005528.pub3