Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The 'natural' cesarean

You might be interested in reading an article published in The Times this week, 'The new 'natural' caesarean', which reports on "a new movement campaigning to make [cesarean delivery] a more "natural" experience."

The delivery process has been developed by Professor Nicholas Fisk, and his two colleagues, Dr Felicity Plaat, a consultant anesthetist, and Jenny Smith, a senior midwife and author.

Readers might also be interested that both Professor Fisk and Dr Felicity Plaat have expressed their support for a woman's decision to choose a planned cesarean delivery in preference to a trial of labor, and in 2005, I interviewed Dr Plaat for my website. You can read her comments in full in the section 'Medical opinion, Exclusive interviews'.

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