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‘Be cautious with cesarean-section’

A Gynaecologist, Dr Adebayo Bamisebi, on Tuesday advised pregnant women not to go for delivery through cesarean-section without a special reason for it.

Bamisebi of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Ibeju-Lekki General Hospital, Akodo, Lagos,  who gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, noted that some women who delivered through cesarean -section did  so flimsy reasons or for fashion.

“Earning a cesarean-section is for a special reason; it could be because of a problem with the baby or the mother or even both of them.

“It could also depend on quite a number of reasons which may be strictly fetal, strictly maternal and strictly fetomaternal.

“When a C-section is being carried out, we must be sure that the woman actually merits it, not just for a cooked up excuse to have it done,” Bamisebi said.

The gynecologist said a natural birth was ideally supposed to be through the vagina without any complications.

According to him, eight out of every 10 pregnant women should give birth through vaginal delivery without any problem.

However, he added that 20 per cent, that is, two out of 10 pregnant women would likely come with some hitches that would result in other forms of delivery for which cesarean section was one of them.

The gynecologist noted that most women who opted out of vaginal delivery were the young and educated ones who did so as a result of fear.

Bamisebi, who said vaginal delivery could be less discomforting when the appropriate analgesia was given, urged women not to choose surgical delivery unless there was a dire need for it.

The medical practitioner said a pregnant woman who had had a prolonged labour, or her baby was on the big side could be admitted for cesarean-section.

“That kind of delivery should be completed by a cesarean-section in good time, in order to have a healthy baby and mother.”

 

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