The natural caesarean: A woman-centred technique.

Smith, J., Plaat, F. and Fisk, N. M. (2008) The natural caesarean: A woman-centred technique.. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 115 8: 1037-1042. doi:10.1111/j.1471-0528.2008.01777.x

Author Smith, J.
Plaat, F.
Fisk, N. M.
Title The natural caesarean: A woman-centred technique.
Journal name BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1470-0328
Publication date 2008-07
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2008.01777.x
Volume 115
Issue 8
Start page 1037
End page 1042
Total pages 6
Editor Philip J. Steer
Emily Jesper
Place of publication London, U.K.
Publisher Blackwell
Language eng
Subject 1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
Formatted abstract
Although much effort has gone into promoting early skin-to-skin contact and parental involvement at vaginal birth, caesarean birth remains entrenched in surgical and resuscitative rituals, which delay parental contact, impair maternal satisfaction and reduce breastfeeding. We describe a 'natural' approach that mimics the situation at vaginal birth by allowing (i) the parents to watch the birth of their child as active participants (ii) slow delivery with physiological autoresuscitation and (iii) the baby to be transferred directly onto the mother's chest for early skin-to-skin. Studies are required into methods of reforming caesarean section, the most common operation worldwide.
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Keyword Bonding
Caesarean section
Natural childbirth
Physiological resuscitation
Skin-to-skin contact
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code

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