Canadian Researchers Suggest Review Of Current Guidelines On C-Sections

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A recent study showing that the rate of cesarean sections performed at hospitals across … Canada, varied between less than 15% and more than 27% -- with only 2% requested by the women -- prompted researchers to recommend "revising the current guidelines" on when it is appropriate to perform a c-section … Difficult labor was found to be the most prevalent cause for a c-section …

It will be interesting to read what the new guidelines say. Certainly, some factors promote vaginal birth such as staying at home for as long as possible in labour, planning a homebirth, receiving midwifery care, being well prepared - emotionally, mentally and physically - for birth, reading widely about pregnancy and birth to be well-informed and more comfortable with the process and having the continued support of a midwife who is experienced in supporting women through natural birth.

Melissa Maimann, Essential Birth Consulting 0400 418 448