general websites are a great place to start to learn
about c-sections or to get answers to specific questions.
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Plus page on Cesarean Section This page includes
a collection of links to both statistics about c-sections
as well as medically oriented overviews of c-section from
a surgical point of view. Does not include much c-section recovery
specific information - but is a good place to begin research
into the methods and statistics of the procedure.
Includes links to an interactive tutorial, video and to many sources
of Surgery: Cesarean section This clearly written page explains the details
of the surgery and includes sections addressing diagnosis, demographics,
risks, alternatives, aftercare and includes a resources list with citations
for periodicals and a list of organizations one can contact for further information.
Birth: The Inside Story Released in 1998, this video documents
real women going through cesarean sections. It includes personal stories
and OR footage. Also addresses expectations, emotional issues, reasons
behind the procedure and recovery.
Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN) Online The International
Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN) is a nonprofit
organization that focuses on improving maternal-child health
by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education,
providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC). The site has extensive
resources including statistics, white papers and a reading
list. Also hosts a very active mailing list. Especially
focuses on preventing c-sections and helping mom's navigate
their way to a successful VBAC.
Section - What Happens During Surgery Step by step medical details
of the entire procedures (from the white papers
section of the ICAN website).
Data for 2004 (United States National Center for Health Statistics)
See page 4 for information about the rate of cesarean sections. Also
take a look at the full
tables of data. Table C shows details about cesarean delivery
broken down by state and an assortment of other factors.
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