Context-sensitive holistic care of women with one previous Caesarean section

South African Family Practice

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Title Context-sensitive holistic care of women with one previous Caesarean section
Creator Asghar, Adam K. Naidoo, Evashnee
Subject Obstetrics; midwifery; family medicine vaginal birth after Caesarean; obstetrics; labour and delivery; holistic medicine; South Africa; patient-centred care.
Description This article’s emphasis is on the holistic care of women who are assessed as suitable for and amenable to vaginal birth after Caesarean section (VBAC) in the South African state health sector context. It is beyond its scope to deal with the minutiae of VBAC conduct, operative conduct of repeat Caesarean section (CS), or management of uterine rupture. It is also beyond the scope of the article to reflect on practices, which are accepted in other healthcare contexts. The intention is not to promote VBAC over elective repeat CS, but rather to assist healthcare workers with providing high-quality holistic care. The goal is that women with previous CS are given access to the mode of delivery, which is safest for them and their fetus, while minimising adverse psychological effects of previous and future negative birth experiences.
Publisher AOSIS
Contributor Evashnee Naidoo, Independent Midwife Mala Panday, Specialist Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, King Dinizulu Hospital Complex
Date 2024-01-30
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/safp.v66i1.5879
Source South African Family Practice; Vol 66, No 1 (2024): Part 3; 4 pages 2078-6204 2078-6190
Language eng
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Coverage South Africa 2023 Women on child-bearing potential
Rights Copyright (c) 2024 Adam K. Asghar, Evashnee Naidoo