Challenge 11C

Reducing Unnecessary Cesarean Sections (C-Sections)

Executive summary checklist

An unnecessary c-section is when the decision to deliver a baby via c-section is driven by factors other than medical necessity. Unnecessary c-sections lead to short- and long-term complications and increased maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality (Bauserman, 2015). Short-term complications include blood loss, infection, and venous thrombosis. Long- term
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