Cesarean section on request and vaginal childbirth: Psychological aspects [Wunschsektio und vaginale geburt - Psychologische aspekte]

Autor(en): Rott, P.
Siedentopf, F.
Schücking, B. 
Kentenich, H.
Stichwörter: cesarean section; Cesarean section on request; fear; intermethod comparison; Parent-child relationship; psychological aspect; Psychological changes due to cesarean section on request; Psychology of childbirth; Psychology of pregnancy; review; vaginal delivery
Erscheinungsdatum: 2000
Enthalten in: Gynakologe
Band: 33
Ausgabe: 12
Startseite: 887
Seitenende: 890
In the recent past, a tendency toward 'cesarean section on request' can be observed in obstetrical practice. There are numerous reasons (some of an unconscious kind) why some studies in this field have been so well received. These are rooted in women's understandable fear of a painful birth and the resultant loss of control. On the other hand, they are also favored by the physician since the cesarean section allows us to carry out the seemingly safe and forensically secure procedure, providing us with a sense of relief for having proceeded actively. Therefore, it seems necessary to review the relevant background of such a procedure from the psychological point of view to find independently evidenced justification for the decision to carry out a cesarean section. Based on scientific medical data, the cesarean section on request should not become a routine procedure. It is thus essential to individually examine every request for cesarean section and to reach a joint decision. A general recommendation in favor of or against cesarean section does not seem to be practical.
ISSN: 00175994
DOI: 10.1007/s001290050658
Externe URL: https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-0033638819&doi=10.1007%2fs001290050658&partnerID=40&md5=7e8b1222113386d9d023f8fa0950957a

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