Updated: Aug 25
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According to new research from the World Health Organization (WHO), caesarean section use continues to rise globally, now accounting for more than 1 in 5 (21%) of all childbirths. This number is set to continue increasing over the coming decade, with nearly a third (29%) of all births likely to take place by caesarean section by 2030, the research finds.
While a caesarean section can be an essential and lifesaving surgery, it can put women and babies at unnecessary risk of short- and long-term health problems if performed when there is not medical need.
“Caesarean sections are absolutely critical to save lives in situations where vaginal deliveries would pose risks, so all health systems must ensure timely access for all women when needed,” said Dr Ian Askew, Director of WHO’s Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research and the UN joint programme, HRP. “But not all the caesarean sections carried out at the moment are needed for medical reasons. Unnecessary surgical procedures can be harmful, both for a woman and her baby.”
The new guideline, WHO recommendations on non-clinical interventions to reduce unnecessary caesarean sections, incorporates the views, fears and beliefs of both women and health professionals about caesarean sections. It also considers the complex dynamics and limitations of health systems and organizations and relationships between women, health professionals and organization of health care services.
Some Key Recommendations Include:
Educational interventions for women and families to support meaningful dialogue with providers and informed decision-making on mode of delivery.
Childbirth training workshops for mothers and couples
Relaxation training programmes
The authors underline how women’s educational interventions implemented to prevent an unnecessary procedure should “provide a sense of empowerment” and “need to be implemented in conjunction with meaningful dialogue with health professionals and with those who set maternity care norms in local communities”. They argue that “these interventions should include recognition of previous experience of birth, consider short-term and long-term effects of CS on women and children, and provide effective emotional support”.
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