You are pregnant and you are thinking about the best way to give birth: vaginal delivery or caesarean section ...
Methods of giving birth
You are pregnant and thinking about the best way to give birth! Would you prefer to give birth by caesarean section or try a natural birth (vaginal delivery)? Quali-Dec informs you and helps you to have a good experience with the birth of your baby, by making an informed choice about natural childbirth or a planned caesarean section according to your situation.
Natural childbirth or planned caesarean section: advantages and disadvantages
There are many misconceptions about the safety and presumed benefits of caesarean section, but also about the fact that a woman should give birth vaginally no matter what. It is therefore important to be familiar with all the evidence-based advantages and disadvantages of both methods. Researchers from the Quali-Dec project have analysed all published studies from around the world that have compared maternal and newborn health outcomes according to the mode of delivery. Often there is a lack of information about the risks associated with each method. This is why Quali-Dec provides you with the results of these studies and in particular a guide/booklet to download to help you make THE right decision!
How can I be accompanied during labour?
If you have decided to attempt a vaginal birth, there are many benefits to being accompanied during labour by someone other than a health professional. Your partner or significant other has an important role to play in encouraging, supporting and reassuring you. The proven benefits of continuous support during labour and birth are reduced need for analgesia, shorter duration of the first stage of labour and reduced risk of caesarean section. Ask your doctor or midwife if it is possible to have a relative accompany you in the birth room…
How to choose the best method of giving birth for your condition?
You are pregnant with your first child and you have no medical contraindications to vaginal delivery? Do you hear or read conflicting information about the best way to give birth? Not sure how to decide what is best for you and your baby? Qual-Dec provides you with a tool (decision support guide) that can help you make an informed and considered choice about which mode of delivery to consider before labour begins.
Choose the best way to access the Quali-Dec information guide (decision support tool), either by downloading the booklet or by accessing the mobile application:
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Quali-Dec participated in the IMNHC 2023 international conference that brought together the maternal and newborn health communities in Cape Town, South Africa.
We invite you to view the abstracts of the main conferences led by our international teams… For the first time in more than 8 years,
Do pregnant women really prefer Caesarean sections?
An international survey conducted within the framework of the QUALI-DEC project Author: Camille Etcheverry, midwife and doctoral student in epidemiology within the QUALI-DEC project –
Caesarean section or vaginal delivery for low-risk pregnancy? Helping women make an informed choice in low- and middle-income countries
Authors : Alexandre Dumont ,Myriam de Loenzien, Hung Mac Quo Nhu, Marylène Dugas, Charles Kabore, Pisake Lumbiganon, Maria Regina Torloni, Celina Gialdini, Guillermo Carroli, Claudia