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Caesarean section or vaginal birth?
Vol. 18 No 4 | Summer 2016

Caesarean section or vaginal birth?

Vol. 18 No 4 | Summer 2016


FEATURED ARTICLES


Feature
Caesarean rate: rising tide or smooth seas?

It is common to read in the lay press that there is an ‘epidemic’ of caesarean sections (CS), or that there is an ever-rising ‘tide’ of caesarean births in the learned journals. These terms sound very worrying, and maternity carers are commonly asked about this. To make things worse, we are told the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that the maximum rate of caesarean birth should be no more than about 15 per cent. Why is this happening? Is the news all bad? Who is to blame for this ‘disaster’?

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Women's Health
Yarning about ‘that heart problem’: RHD in pregnancy

Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is a preventable condition resulting in damage to cardiac valves with added risk in pregnancy. Overall a rare disease, it is prevalent among (particularly remote dwelling) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia.

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MOST VIEWED ARTICLES

Dr Frances Hills
Feature
Caesarean section: step by step
Dr Frances Hills
Dr Sylvia Lin
Feature
Unintended harm: pelvic floor trauma
Dr Sylvia Lin
Dr Kieren Wilson
Feature
Delivery of multiple pregnancies
Dr Kieren Wilson
Lyn Johnson
College
RANZCOG National Trainee Selection Process
Lyn Johnson
Dr Frances Hills
Feature
Caesarean section: an evidence review
Dr Frances Hills