Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Movement, patience key in childbirth

More support for women, better design of labour rooms would trim the high rate of surgical births, experts say
By Sharon Kirkey, Canwest News ServiceAugust 4, 2009

Last of a three-part series

Thousands of surgical births could be prevented each year in Canada by providing continuous labour support to women, waiting out the delivery process longer and allowing women freedom of movement during childbirth, the leaders of Canada's pregnancy specialists say.

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada says 20 per cent fewer caesarean sections could be performed if doctors and hospitals followed guidelines aimed at lowering unnecessary surgeries

This is the last of a three-part series. You can view the entire article by clicking here.

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