Hypertension and Advanced Age Linked to More Cesarean Deliveries
Cesarean delivery (C-section) is a routine surgical procedure and it might be planned ahead of time during pregnancy complications but this seems to be more complicated as there are more and more C- section surgeries happening these days due to changed lifestyle.
a new study reports presented at the 2022 annual clinical and scientific meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists reports that Advanced maternal age and maternal hypertension are a one-two punch that boosts the risk of cesarean births, The findings aren't surprising, and they provide an the insight that can be helpful in counseling women at risk about delivery options. The prospect of a cesarean birth can be introduced early and often, which can be important in managing expectations, especially since women can feel depression and a sense of failure if it turns out they can't give birth vaginally as they anticipated.
Of the women, 450 were older than 35, and they were more likely than younger women to have cesarean deliveries. The cesarean rates were higher in patients with gestational hypertension and in those with preeclampsia with severe features. Hence, it was highlighted that the physicians need to hurry delivery along in the most severe cases. The clock is clicking if they have preeclampsia, and do not have time for an induction that could take 2-3 days if you're having a hard time controlling blood pressure.
Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)