Reducing caesarean section rates in Ireland: a feasibility study and pilot randomised trial of an evidence-based intervention designed to reduce unnecessary caesarean section

Concern has been expressed globally at the rising caesarean section (CS) rate with a lack of evidence of any associated decrease in health problems for mothers and babies, indicating that many CSs are unnecessary. Maternal death and severe maternal health problems are trebled following CS compared with vaginal birth, and newborn babies requiring oxygen are 2-7 times more common. Each CS costs

Award Date
24 February 2017
Award Value
€558,687
Principal Investigator
Professor Cecily Begley
Host Institution
Trinity College Dublin
Scheme
Definitive Intervention and Feasibility Awards