Last Updated: 24th July, 2022
A research done at the Queen Mary University of London unveils that cesarean section is compromising the lives of women and children in low and middle-income group nations. This research was distributed in the Lancet digest on 28th March, 2019.
A cesarean section which is also referred as called C-section is a therapeutic medical procedure which is utilized to bring forth birth to babies with the assistance of medical procedure. The procedure is hazardous for both the mother and the child. Well-timed access to a C-section is a fundamental prerequisite for a safe labor.
C-section is the most generally conducted operation around the globe. There is a great deal of hazard factors related to this methodology which regularly prompts the demise of the mother and or the baby, consecutively.
Researchers took a gander at information on 196 cases from 67 low and middle-income group nations. The research secured an aggregate of 12 million (Approx. 1.2 crores) pregnancies. Researchers examined the information and found that the rate of demise after the first week or the primary seven days of birth and stillbirths was 84.7 per 1,000 c-section.
Researchers likewise discovered that there were 23.8 % of women who had passed on while experiencing c-section. The investigation additionally uncovered that women who experienced critical c-section in low and middle-income group nations were twice bound to demise on when contrasted with women who are delivering by elective c-section.
The research likewise found that there were a ton of hazard factors like poor assets, late referrals, poor access, and improper methods causing such occurrences. Some of the time the method is being performed ‘short of what was needed‘ or ‘too much, too early‘. It was likewise discovered that 32 % of demises were related to postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) or postpartum bleeding (extreme bleeding after the birth of a child).
Shakila Thangaratinam, leader of the research team stated, “Since we realize the hazard factors and nations related to poor results, we can try to improve conditions for mothers globally so that timely and safe cesarean sections should be possible wherever they are required.”
There have been numerous examinations which clarify and uncover the expanded demise rates amid or after a c-section procedure in low and middle-income group nations. Another research that supports and includes the discoveries of the present research represents the expansion in death rates in African nations following a c-section medical procedure.
The consequences of the two researches give an understanding that there are scopes that are required to improve the present circumstance. The researchers of the investigation are connected with social health care providers, and medical experts to advance fitting utilization of techniques and to likewise improve access to surgical procedure and give safe surgical situations.