COG#5 - The Caesarean Epidemic

How many Caesareans is too many? This month we talk to Professor Aaron B Caughey about the Caesarean epidemic. Aaron is the Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Associate Dean for Women’s Health Research and Policy at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. He was the lead author on the statement published by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Society for Maternal–Fetal Medicine about the safe reduction of the primary caesarean delivery. 

Caughey, Aaron B., et al. "Safe prevention of the primary cesarean delivery." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 210.3 (2014): 179-193.

Then in journal club we discuss three articles:

O'Donovan, Charles, and James O'Donovan. "Why do women request an elective cesarean delivery for non‐medical reasons? A systematic review of the qualitative literature." Birth (2017).

Muraca, Giulia M., et al. "Perinatal and maternal morbidity and mortality among term singletons following midcavity operative vaginal delivery versus caesarean delivery." BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (2017).

Nelson, Karin B., Thomas P. Sartwelle, and Dwight J. Rouse. "Electronic fetal monitoring, cerebral palsy, and caesarean section: assumptions versus evidence." Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey 72.4 (2017): 207-209.

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