The birth of a baby girl who suffered a severe head injury at age five has sparked new interest in the controversial use of caesarean sections in the United States.
In January 2016, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists released a report that concluded that there was no scientific basis for caesarian section use in the US.
But the use of the procedure continues to be controversial in the country.
Dr Rania Khalaf, a gynecologist at Stony Brook University, told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that the “concerns are still very, very much there”.
“There is an issue with the way it is done and the way the procedure is done.
It is a very controversial procedure,” she said.”
The doctors and nurses that do it are very trained and very knowledgeable.”
They are not going to do this on purpose.
It has to be a case of medical necessity.
“Khalaf said she has noticed that the number of cases of caES is increasing.”
I think we have seen a significant increase in the number … but I think that there is also an increase in babies that are still born that are born with an abnormal head position and they are still bleeding from that,” she added.
The report also found that caES was associated with a higher risk of birth defects, including prematurity, low birth weight and birth defects in the newborns.
A number of studies have also shown that caesaresis can increase a mother’s risk of complications after childbirth.
Dr Khalaf said it was important to be aware of the risks involved.”
We need to be very careful and be very cautious about using the procedure if there is a risk of the baby not being able to breathe and the baby will not be able to feed,” she explained.”
It can be quite scary to the parents because they do not know what they are doing.
“She said that there were still areas of the world where caES may be safer.”
But, yes, it’s a very risky procedure,” Dr Khalaf added.