Date of Publication : 30, Dec, 2022
Caesarean Section (CS) is one of the delivery options in obstetric medicine. The procedure is adjudged worldwide to be a safe method or delivery option where vaginal delivery may not be safe for the mother, (like case of small pelvis, placental praevia, pre-eclampsia, and maternal distress) and or the child, (macrosomia, cephalopelvic disproportion, breech presentation, and foetal distress). CS must be medically prescribed by the obstetrician based on maternal parameters, and foetal conditions, during gestation and delivery. CS rates are higher in developed countries due to factors like, delayed child bearing, policies promoting repeat CS, refusal of vaginal births after CS, wide use of continuous electronic foetal monitoring, use of epidural analgesia, fear of malpractice liability and maternal request. Maternal request of CS is common in developed countries of the world, which has added to the increasing global rates of the procedure (21.1%). On the other hand, in developing countries, the rates are lower (2% in Nigeria) because pregnant women fear of irreparable damage after CS, safety of the CS, religious and social factors, stigmatization attached to CS delivery and value vaginal delivery. The value of CS as a life – saving method of delivery and a delivery option cannot be overemphasized, but it must be prescribed by the obstetrician based on evidence of maternal parameters and foetal conditions.
Keywords: Caesarean Section, Delivery Option, Life – Saving method, Pregnant Women,
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Author(s), ASIYANBOLA, Olanipekun (RN, R.Pd.N, BSc., MPH, PGDN),OHAERI, Beatrice (RN, Ph.D), OJO, Iyanuoluwa O. (RN, Ph.D), BABARIMISA, Oluwatoyin (RN, M.Sc.), (2022). “ Caesarean Section: A Delivery Option and A Life Saving Method of Delivery Among Pregnant Women”, Name of the Journal: Commonwealth Journal of Academic Research, (CJAR.EU), P, 1- 11. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7527418 , Issue: 12, Vol.: 3, Article: 1, Month: December, Year: 2022. Retrieved from https://www.cjar.eu/all-issues/
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