Prevention of the First Cesarean Delivery

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Abstract

Education of providers and patients on the importance of vaginal delivery, for the current pregnancy as well as future pregnancies, is essential to reverse the current trend of primary cesareans. When discussing cesarean with patients, counseling should include the effect on subsequent pregnancy risks including the possibility of uterine rupture and placentation abnormalities. In addition, counseling must include the concept that normal labor takes time. Re-education on the natural process of labor, the importance of allowing the time needed, and patience with the duration of pregnancy and process of labor is essential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-380
Number of pages4
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
Volume42
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Pregnancy
Counseling
Uterine Rupture
Placentation
Patient Education
Education

Keywords

  • Cesarean
  • Maternal and fetal health
  • Prevention
  • Vaginal delivery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Prevention of the First Cesarean Delivery. / Spong, Catherine Y.

In: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America, Vol. 42, No. 2, 01.06.2015, p. 377-380.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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