From emergency surgery to desire for caesarean section
For many years, a steady increase in caesarean sections have been recorded. Globally, 21% of births, or around 30 million births, are delivered via caesarean section each year [1,2].
The increase in C-section rates has been aided by medical, societal, legal and socioeconomic factors. For example, improved medical care and anaesthetic procedures have minimized the risks and made the procedure more accessible. In addition, the increasing average age of mothers and the greater desire for risk protection – on the side of the doctor as well as on the patient’s side – are also significant factors.
Advantages and disadvantages of caesarean section
Please contact your physician or clinic for appropriate information.