Victim of the Caesarean Epidemic?

CAESAREAN birth is a major abdominal surgery that has potentially risky outcomes for both the mother and the baby. What is troubling is that Caesarean section rates are rising throughout the world; many Caesarean sections are done unnecessarily. They are also performed for non-medical reasons and for boosting doctors’ earnings and for their convenience.

>> It was estimated that over half of Caesarean sections performed were UNNECESSARY.

>> Women who had Caesarean sections have dramatically increased risks for fatal blood clots, infections, and complications of anaesthesia – 3 classic complications of major surgery.

>> Caesarean sections pose RISKS TO MOTHERS:
> 10-20 times higher chance of postoperative infection
> 5-7 times higher chance of death from giving birth
> 6.28 times higher chance of getting depression

> 1-2 babies per 100 will be cut during surgery
> 5 times more likely to be admitted to intermediate or intensive care
> 4 times as likely to develop persistent pulmonary hypertension


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