n South African Medical Journal - Medicine and the law : vaginal deliveries - is there a need for documented consent? : forum
|Article Title||Medicine and the law : vaginal deliveries - is there a need for documented consent? : forum|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Author||A. Dhai, J. Gardner, Y. Guidozzi, G. Howarth and M. Vorster|
|Publication Date||Jan 2011|
|Pages||20 - 22|
|Keyword(s)||University of the Witwatersrand|
A pregnant woman nearing delivery, with an uncomplicated pregnancy and no immediate indication for caesarean section (CS), can either deliver vaginally or by CS. Historically CS has been viewed as more dangerous than vaginal delivery. However, CSs are far safer today and the complications of unmonitored labour are increasing, especially in the public sector.
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