Sunday, October 26, 2008
Canada's C-section rate at record high: 1 in 5 Saskatchewan women have c-sections!
Sharon Kirkey, Canwest News Service
Canada's pregnancy specialists are calling on doctors to curb the fast-growing use of caesarean sections to deliver babies, saying the worrisome trend is exposing mothers and infants to more risk, not less.
With one in four births now occurring by C-section - 92,799 babies a year - it is time to get "back to the basics," says Dr. Vyta Senikas, associate executive vice-president of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada.
The group is urging doctors and women to choose a C-section only when there is a medical reason to justify one. "Safety of a woman and a baby should be the driving decisions here," Senikas said.
Ashley Fraser/Canwest News Service
Font:****"We have to come back to the basics, and the basics are that 90 per cent of women will have a nice vaginal delivery without any problems to produce a healthy mother and baby."
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