High Risks In Caesarean Births
Consumers' Association of Penang
Book size: 140 x 110mm
About the Book
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.
RISKS TO BABIES:
- 1-2 babies per 100 will be cut during surgery.
- 5 times more likely to be admitted to interme/diate or intensive care.
- 4 times as likely to develop persistent pulmonary hypertension.