Obstetrics & gynaecology

Slowdown on cesareans

Make no mistake: Cesarean deliveries are major surgery. They can save lives, but even so a woman runs the risk of bleeding, infection, a longer and costlier hospital stay—and more cesareans with future pregnancies. But ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Caesarean section use has almost doubled globally since 2000

Globally, the number of babies born through caesarean section (C-section) almost doubled between 2000 and 2015—from 12% to 21% of all births—according to a Series of three papers published in The Lancet and launched at ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pre-delivery risk factors associated with C-section infections

Having a prior cesarean section (C-section), smoking, illicit drug use, and obesity increase the likelihood of developing an infection during a C-section delivery, according to new research presented at the 45th Annual Conference ...

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