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Cesarean Section Incisions
Is 1.5 - 3.0% worth the risk to protect your baby? Ask your doctor about CSafe.
Dr. Hector Chapa
internationally recognized speaker for advancement of women’s health care.Introducing
C SAFE: Making Cesarean Sections a Bit More Baby Friendly ...
Featured News Story: CBS TV LA
Introducing C SAFE: Making Cesarean Sections a Bit More Baby Friendly ...
Featured News Story: CBS TV Philly
Many fetal injuries resolve with little or no medical intervention. This does not minimize the discomfort or tension healthcare workers feel any time a newborn is nicked. For the parents, any injury is unwelcome news. Even modest lacerations can have far reaching implications. The more devastating fetal injuries are painful for everyone, patient – parents, and all healthcare workers involved in the surgical and delivery arena. Lacerations occur over a variety of body locations. In a retrospective multicenter study of 904 cesarean sections performed, following are a table of presentation and location of fetal lacerations.
Table 2: Presentation and Location of Fetal Laceration Injury *
There are approximately 50,000 OB/GYNs(8) in the United States. Active OB/GYNs in patient care account for 37,000 physicians(13). These 37,000 physicians perform the nearly 1.5(7) million c-sections annually. The numbers of c-sections are growing on an annual basis due to increased births, and more importantly to an increase in c-section rates.
Published literature documents there is a 1.5 - 3.0% risk of lacerations or nicks in these c-sections. There is strong evidence to suggest that this rate is actually higher than reported and documented(14). At a documented risk of 1.5 – 3.0%, this translates to up to 45,000 newborns that experience some level of laceration injury related to the c-section surgical procedure. For nonvertex cesarean sections, reports(14) of a 6.0% risk for lacerations nearly double the number of injuries to newborns.
Thirty seven thousand (37,000) active physicians with up to 45,000 laceration injuries annually translate to ratio of 1.2 injuries per physician. Certainly this is not an accurate depiction of what occurs in the real world. Physicians practicing for many years have never injured a newborn. But most likely, if a physician has been practicing for a good number of years, they have seen lacerations or nicks while in practice.
The case for a safer device, which effectively eliminates the possibility for newborn injury, is now available to help safeguarde your newborn.