New study - elective cesareans without a medical indication - too risky

It might well be a new study but it's nothing new to anyone familiar with the risks of a planned cesarean without medical indications.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/60-second-science/post.cfm?i...

Tracy

http://www.GentleBirthUSA.com

Tags: cesarean, elective, planned

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In a commentary accompanying the report, Yap-Seng Chong of the National University of Medicine in Singapore and Kenneth Y C Kwek of the KK Women's and Children's Hospital also in Singapore call the results "surprising and chilling." The findings, they say "should help us to prioritize our strategies to reduce unnecessary interventions in childbirth," they wrote. "There is little wrong with medical interventions when indicated, but for those who are still inclined to consider caesarean delivery a harmless option, they need to take a cold hard look at the evidence against unnecessary cesarean section."

Love that! Good for them....
Isn't that great! Hope to see more hospitals (and insurance companies) taking notice.

Tracy
There is another study that found the opposite here
http://www.sogc.org/jogc/abstracts/full/200909_Obstetrics_2.pdf

But Henci Goer has a good review of that here

http://blog.ican-online.org/2009/11/23/guest-blog-henci/
Very interesting - Henci's take on that study was great - nothing gets past Henci!

Tracy

http://www.GentleBirthUSA.com

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