Caesarean birth

Caesarean birth

Childbirth practices, medical intervention & women's autonomy: safer childbirth or bigger profits?

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English
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Author: 
Maureen Baker
Publisher: 
Women's Health & Urban Life
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Examines the factors that influence childbirth and breastfeeding practices, such as new technologies, changing labour markets, medical
and corporate profits and the politics of choice.

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Includes bibliographical references.

3 in 10 U.S. mothers gave birth by c-section in 2004: sharp, continuing rise defies best evidence and best practice

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Maternity Center Association
Publisher: 
Maternity Center Association
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Points to important health and financial costs associated with increasingly casual use of major abdominal surgery (caesarean sections) in a primarily healthy population.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Advice for pregnant women about c-section, vaginal birth and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)

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English
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Maternity Center Association
Publisher: 
Maternity Center Association
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Links to various sources of information on c-sections, vaginal birth and VBAC.

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The promotion of vaginal birth in preference to Caesarean section in the absence of evidence-based clinical criteria

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English
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Online
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International Confederation of Midwives
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
The Hague, Netherlands

Presents the International Confederation of Midwives' position statement regarding vaginal births and elective caesarean sections. PDF required to read.

What should I know about cesarean section?

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English
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Online
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Maternity Wise
Publication Date: 
2004

Looks at: why a caesarean section might be recommended; research comparing risks of c-section and vaginal birth; tips for lowering risk when giving birth; and vaginal birth and c-section resources.

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Should I choose VBAC or repeat c-section?

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English
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Online
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Maternity Center Association
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Provides information on the issues surrounding VBAC vs. planned repeat caesarean section. Includes a review of the evidence.

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International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc.

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Advocacy

Forms an organization that works to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC). Has chapters in most Canadian provinces.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
310-542-6400
Email Address: 
info@ican-online.org
Fax Number: 
310-542-5368
Tollfree Phone Number: 
800-686-4226
Street Address: 
1304 Kingsdale Ave
City: 
Redondo
Province: 
California
Postal/ZIP Code: 
90278

C-section on demand: not just a matter of choice

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Abby Lippman
Edition: 
Vol.7, N.2/3
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines the question of caesarian section on demand, and argues that data about the effects of unnecessary C-sections is missing and/or incomplete.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14800039

Position statement on elective cesarean section

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English
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Canadian Association of Midwives
Publisher: 
Canadian Association of Midwives
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Abbotsford, B.C.

States that vaginal birth is clearly the safest birth for most women and babies, and that caesarean section on demand will have disastrous social and financial consequences for health.

The risks of cesarean delivery to mother and baby

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The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services
Publisher: 
The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services
Publication Place: 
Ponte Verda, FL

Lists the hazards of elective repeat caesarean section for the baby and the long-term adverse consequences for the woman's future reproductive life.

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Includes bibliographical references.
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