Gentle Caesarean

Gentle Caesarean

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 36 , Segment 2

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  • Apr 2, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 17:17 mins

Guest: William Camann, director of obstetric anesthesia at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and co-author of "Easy Labor: Every Woman's Guide to Choosing Less Pain and More Joy During Childbirth" Hazard a guess at what you think might be the most common surgery in America? Tonsil removal? Appendectomy? It’s actually the caesarean section – about 1 in 3 babies in America is delivered by C-Section. Public health officials are working to bring that rate down because of the risks associated with caesarean section. But there’s also a trend – in cases where a C-Section is unavoidable – toward making it a better experience for the mother and child. They're called "family centered C-Sections" by some. At Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, they call the procedure a "gentle C-Section."

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