With nearly one million procedures performed each year, the cesarean section is now the most common operation in the United States. Yet, much controversy exists. When is it and when is it not appropriate to perform a cesarean section? What is an "appropriate" cesarean section rate? Can the cesarean section rate be safely reduced? The authors answer these questions through a practical, comprehensive review of the clinical, medical-legal, social, ethical, and economic considerations involved. Plus, a special chapter with specific guidelines for appropriate utilization of cesarean operations makes this book the definitive guide for the physician who must determine whether to have a patient deliver vaginally or surgically.
|Publisher:||Springer New York|
|Series:||Clinical Perspectives in Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1995|
|Product dimensions:||7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.02(d)|
Table of Contents
1 Cesarean Delivery in the United States: A Summary of the Past 20 Years.- 2 Worldwide Utilization of Cesarean Section.- 3 Dysia and “Failure to Progress” in Labor.- 4 Active Management of Labor.- 5 Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section.- 6 Breech Presentation.- 7 Cesarean Section for Fetal Distress.- 8 Fetal Macrosomia.- 9 Twin Gestation and Multiple Births.- 10 Genital Herpes: Contemporary Management.- 11 Methods for Safe Reduction of Cesarean Section Rates.- 12 Cesarean Delivery: A Medical-Legal Perspective.- 13 Economic Considerations in Cesarean Section Use.- 14 Ethical Issues in the Utilization of Cesarean Section.- 15 The Patient Who Demands Cesarean Delivery.- 16 The Impact of Midwifery Care, Childbirth Preparation, and Labor Support on Cesarean Section Rates.- 17 Cesarean Projects at the State and National Level.- 18 Guidelines for Appropriate Utilization of Cesarean Operations.