Its about the "sky rocketing" rate of c sections in australia in the last decade. It focuses mostly on nsw studies and figures but claims one in three women in australia has a chance of giving birth by csec. And it can be higher if shes using a private hospital and 80% if shes had a previous csec.
Thats huge to me, honestly didn't think we had that many csections happening.
According to the article in 1998 there was only a 20% chance of csection and WHO put the global average at aprox 14%. So really we are quite high!
Heres the really scary stats
- risk of mum dying after ELECTIVE (not emergency) csec is four times higher than a "normal vaginal birth"
- 20-40% have post-cesarean complications of which infections of the uterus, wound or urinary tract are most common.
- csection mothers are twice as likely to have severe complications
- five tines more likely to need antibiotics after birth than vaginal birthing women
-csec newborns are 2-5 times more likely to need intensive care compared to low risk vaginally born babies.
This is all stuff I didn't know. Honestly though csections were safer and less occurring.
In NSW the dept of health is launching a initiative called maternity: towards normal birth. The aim is to increase "normal births" to 80% by 2015. Sounds like it should be australia wide after reading all those facts!
Apparently part of the strategies is to get women out of using private obstetricians and more into using midwives. Not too sure on that, I loved my ob he made me feel safe and happy. The midwives at my hospital were stretched thin enough as it was and there are no private midwives. In fact there is no option fir midwife lead care here.
Other parts of it are
-more access to water based pain relief
- lower rate of epidural
-allow more mobility in labour
What do you guys make of all this??
Im pretty blown away. Sorta makes me wish id known it before both my births even though I didn't want csections to start with or have one. It still would have made me more adamantly against one.
OOOHHH... INTERNET FIGHT. WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO? CAPS LOCK ME TOO DEATH?
(Noddy's not fat ffs!)