WHO issues guidelines to curb C-sections

On Thursday, women in labour should be given more time to give birth and have fewer medical interventions, while participating more in decision-making, said World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO issues guidelines to curb C-sectionsWorldwide, an estimated 140 million births take place every year. Most of these occur without complications for women and their babies. Yet, over the past 20 years, practitioners have increased the use of interventions that were previously only used to avoid risks or treat complications, such as oxytocin infusion to speed up labour or caesarean […]

‘Demographic, socio-economic and institutional factors determine the rate of caesarean delivery’

Although the WHO considered the ideal rate of Caesarean sections to be between 10% and 15%, we are now witnessing a global and a regional rise in the trend of Lower segment Caesarean section (LSCS) not only across the state and nation but also across the world

‘Demographic, socio-economic and institutional factors determine the rate of caesarean delivery’Latin America and the Caribbean which had the highest C-section rate in 1990 (22.8%) is also the region with the largest rate in 2014 and the largest absolute increase in the Caesarean section (CS) rate (19.4 points). The region with the second largest absolute increase was Asia going from a CS rate of 4.4% in […]

Pune: Doctors bust myths about C-section deliveries

As C-section deliveries are increasing in the country, the Pune Obstetrics and Gynaecologists Society Pune (POGS) had arranged an awareness workshop on Thursday for giving modern perspective about normal and Caesarean deliveries

Doctors at the workshop said that there is need to change the attitude about Caesarean delivery in society. The awareness workshop underlined that through C-section deliveries there is more scope made available to ensure safety of mother and child. The conveners were Dr Vaijayanti Patwrdhan and Dr Mangala Wani. In the total number of deliveries […]

Doc flips baby 180 degrees inside mother’s womb

In an incredible video Vanessa and her husband Nick posted on Facebook, the doctor carefully turns the baby around so he can be born head-first instead of feet-first or bottom-first, a position called “breech

A few weeks prior to being launched into the world, most babies shift into the head-down position in the womb, ready to be delivered vaginally. But the nearly full-term baby Vanessa Fisher was carrying was in the breech position—meaning the baby was positioned with its butt or feet first While Fisher’s doctor said a C-section could be […]

Pune: Woman with rare condition delivers a baby

Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) is a condition in which arteries of lung and heart get narrowed or blocked. It is a condition in which doctors’ advice not to get pregnant, as it is associated with high mortality rate. Doctors suggest that only 10 to 52 cases per million of PH are reported globally and it carries 30 to 50 per cent mortality rate

Expecting women who were suffering from a rare disease called pulmonary hypertension (PH) successfully delivered babies at Sassoon General Hospital (SGH), Pune. Two young women recently delivered babies in the SGH. Dr Shilpa Naik, Gynaecologist at Sassoon hospital Pune, said, “A young woman who was first time pregnant came to us in the condition where her […]

‘We aim to provide C-section facilities at taluka level’

In an event in Pune, Dr Sanjeev Kumar, commissioner of Directorate of Health Services (DHS), Maharashtra, said that gynaecologists and paediatricians should work with the state machinery on remuneration basis, in order to provide better health care delivery

Dr Sanjeev Kumar, commissioner of Directorate of Health Services (DHS), Maharashtra, said that in order to cut the overall out of pocket expenditure on health, the taluka level government hospital should be strengthened like the district level hospitals. Speaking on the occasion of the inauguration of three day conference, ‘MahaPedicon’, by Indian Academy of Pediatrics […]

Obesity and late pregnancies major contributing factor behind C-sections, say doctors

Maternity figures given by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists show the numbers of both elected and emergency Caesarean sections have gone up despite a fall in the overall number of births

New figures recently published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists indicate that cases of rising obesity and older mothers are behind thousands of extra cases of Caesarean births. Maternity figures given by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists show the numbers of both elected and emergency Caesarean sections have gone up despite […]

‘Breastfeeding is beneficial to both mother and child’

Studies say that those mothers who successfully breastfeed in the first 24 hours are less prone to depression that may occur due to hormone changes and other factors like poor sleep, tiredness and pain caused due to stitches. Breastfeeding also helps the uterus to contract thereby aiding in its return to its natural position in the pelvis

‘Breastfeeding is beneficial to both mother and child’It is a well-known fact that breastfeeding is essential for a newborn baby and that the mother’s milk is the best source of nutrition, aiding in sturdy growth and development of the child. It is not for nothing that we say that ‘Breast milk is the Best milk’. However, what many of us do not […]

Pune doctors successfully deliver child of woman with uterus rupture

During the C-section delivery, the doctors observed more reddish appearing blood around the uterus. The doctor’s observation revealed that her uterus was ruptured from behind. After the baby was delivered the ten centimeter tear on the backside of her uterus was then stitched by the doctor, thereby saving Rupali’s uterus

Timely intervention by the doctors at Sassoon general hospital has helped a 20-year-old woman to save the life of her newly born baby. A full term pregnant Rupali Gaikwad had developed a 10 centimeter tear in the backside (rear) of her uterine wall when she underwent labour. This condition might have been fatal for Rupali […]

Centre steps in to curb unwarranted c-sections

The increase in numbers of C-section deliveries had raised many eyebrows. The WHO has suggested that only 10 to 15 per cent of the total deliveries should be through a C-section.  Tamil Nadu reported a figure of 34 per cent and Telangana 54 per cent. To curb unwarranted C-sections government has directed all hospitals which fall under Central Government Health Scheme to declare C-section deliveries

  In a bid to curb unwarranted C-section deliveries, the central government has taken up a series of measures to control this rising trend. Earlier, private hospitals that are a part of the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) were asked to declare the rate of C-section deliveries which take place. Now, the Federation of Obstetric […]