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Birth after Cesarean
Flamm, Bruce L.
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New York : Prentice Hall Press, 1990.
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197 pages ; 22 cm
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RG761 .F53 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Traces the history of cesarean sections, answers questions about its procedures and risks, and describes the success rate for natural childbirth after a cesarean section.

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Booklist Review

A major researcher of the phenomenon presents compelling evidence that women who have given birth by cesarean section can subsequently deliver vaginally. Indeed, as many as 80 percent of women who undergo C-sections are able to avoid repeating them. This is important news both because it confounds popular wisdom and because the most common major operation performed in the U.S. is C-section. Writing in question-and-answer format, Flamm proffers the medical facts and a brief history of the operation before proceeding to the more commonly asked questions about the risks and benefits of vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). He includes case histories to illustrate some of the special situations encountered during pregnancy and labor. Appendixes (including an essay on getting help for VBAC), notes; to include bibliography and index. --Karen Graves

Library Journal Review

One in every four births in the United States is delivered by Cesarean section, and over one-third of these are repeat operations based on the medical myth that once a woman has a Cesarean delivery, all future deliveries must be handled that way. After years of deliberation, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has recently recommended that routine repeat Cesarean sections should no longer be performed, with only a few exceptions. In this handbook, Flamm successfully describes and defends this newly popular concept of vaginal birth after Cesarean (VBAC). He discusses the subject in depth, using a question-and-answer format which, along with a very complete table of contents, makes this book an easily accessible text for library patrons. Highly recommended.-- Debra Berlanstein, Towson State Univ., Baltimore (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.