Women necessarily give birth either naturally or by caesarean section. The choice of one or the other method is not without consequences for the health of mother and baby.
In spite of a high level of awareness among women and health professionals, the practice of caesarean sections is increasing all over the world. This growth is very often linked to a choice for reasons of comfort, and not for medical reasons.
To counter this, the QUALI-DEC project offers a new vision by providing tools and a method to help you decide on the best method for giving birth.
Natural childbirth or scheduled caesarean section: making the right decision
Childbirth is an important moment in a woman’s life. It is a real project that deserves reflection and careful study. Natural childbirth, also known as vaginal delivery or caesarean section? How do you choose the right method before you go into labour?
Sometimes for medical reasons, a scheduled caesarean section before the start of labour is necessary. But it is possible, more often than not, to attempt a natural birth, which has many advantages over a scheduled Caesarean section.
What is the QUALI-DEC project?
QUALI-DEC is a project born from the joint work of the IRD (research and development institute) and its partners around the world.
It is based on the sometimes alarming observation that caesarean sections are too often used as a method of childbirth.
The QUALI-DEC project was created in order to improve decision-making in childbirth by health professionals and by women themselves. It provides pregnant women, their relatives and professionals with non-clinical tools to guide their choice before or during labour. It aims to reduce the practice of non-medically justified caesarean sections and to encourage natural childbirth.
News on childbirth
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Women’s Empowerment and Elective Caesarean Section for a Single Pregnancy: A Demographic and Multivariate Study in Vietnam
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Birth by Caesarean section is described as an “epidemic”, report the authors of the study on “the double burden of Caesarean section” Alexandre Dumont and
Quali-Dec, an intervention research project on the use of caesarean sections: what empowerment for women?
CEPED- IRD internal seminar, 17.09.2020 “Quali-Dec, an intervention research project on the use of caesarean sections: what empowerment for women? “Presentation by Myriam DE LOEZIEN