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Quick Update on NIH Press Conference

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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Not much to write about really when it come to the press conference, about an hour of the same things being repeated over and over.

The takeaway...

1.) There is not enough data on maternally request c-section with no medical reason in comparison to planned and completed vaginal birth to be able to make a clear recommendation either for or against it.

2.) Maternally requested c-section should be just that...requested by the mother. A health care provider should not bring up the topic and should share a discussion of the known risks and benefits if the mother brings it up.

3.) Maternally requested c-section should NOT be performed prior to 39 weeks, without an amnio check for lung maturity and in mother's planning to have more than two children.

That was pretty much it...


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