Previously unreleased figures from the NSW Ministry of Health show the state caesarean rate rose to 31.3 per cent of women in 2011, but one hospital is bucking that trend.
For my first child's birth, the theatre was crowded with doctors. My baby was pulled out of my tummy and it wasn't how nature intended.
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Babies born by caesarean are much more likely to be admitted to hospital with gastrointestinal disease or chest infections in their first year of life than those born naturally, a study of NSW births has found.
Babies born by elective caesareans are more likely to suffer a serious respiratory infection in their first year of life, according to Perth researchers.
A question of delivery
A controversial new study suggests caesarean births may be a better path for mothers and their babies.
Tracy Hart had intended to have her first child, Ariane, now 2.5, naturally. But when Ariane failed to move into the normal birth position, Mrs Hart was told that a caesarean was the safest option.
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I am 6 months pregnant with my first child and I am sure that I want to have a caesarean. I’ve told my obstetrician and she is happy with that decision – but some of my friends aren’t.
A woman who claims she suffered pelvic injuries while giving birth to a large baby at Westmead Hospital is seeking damages, alleging the hospital was negligent in failing to deliver the child by caesarean section.
Hospitals should be forced to ensure they have adequate supplies of blood for every woman about to give birth by caesarean, a NSW coroner has recommended.