Caesarean: Just Another Way of Birth?

Caesarean: Just Another Way of Birth?

by Rosemary Mander
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415401364

ISBN-13: 9780415401364

Pub. Date: 07/28/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book critically analyzes the place of caesarean in childbearing at the beginning of the twenty first century. It questions the changes that are taking place in childbirth and, in particular, the effects and implications of an increase in caesarean births. This controversial work by a practising midwife and researcher, includes discussion of: the context of

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This book critically analyzes the place of caesarean in childbearing at the beginning of the twenty first century. It questions the changes that are taking place in childbirth and, in particular, the effects and implications of an increase in caesarean births. This controversial work by a practising midwife and researcher, includes discussion of: the context of the operation and description of it health systems around the world and their caesarean incidence rates decision-making and cultural/medical constraints the short and long term implications of caesarean for baby and mother. Using up-to-date research, Rosemary Mander bases her argument on a firm evidence-base and argues that the rapidly rising caesarean section rate may not be for the benefit of either the woman giving birth or her baby. Rather, the beneficiaries may actually be those professionals whose investment is in extending the range of their influence and thus increasing the medicalization of normal life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415401364
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2007
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

1. ‘The Game of the Name’ 2. What’s Being Asked and Why? Research into Caesarean 3. The Caesarean Operation - Issues and Debates 4. International Matters 5. Caesarean Decision-Making - Who’s Choosing? 6. The Immediate Implications of Caesarean 7. The Long Term Implications of Caesarean 8. The Significance of Trial of Labour and VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean) 9. Conclusion

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