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. That’s why Quali-Dec has put the results of these studies at your disposal, including a downloadable application 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?
Quali-Dec provides you with a downloadable application that can help you make an informed and considered choice about which mode of delivery to consider before the onset of labor.
Access the Quali-Dec information guide by downloading the mobile application:
Feedback and testimonials to inform and enlighten you!
Pregnant woman blog
Congratulations to our team in Argentina: the Quali-Dec project behind a proposed law to regulate and control the use of cesarean sections.
The results of the international research project Quali-Dec, focused on the appropriate use of cesarean sections, have led to a proposed law presented on November
In the latest article in “The Conversation”, an instructive study looks at feedback from over 6,000 Australian women on their wishes for their next pregnancy and birth.
It reveals that many of them would like to have a different pregnancy and birth to their first, and that the majority would prefer a
“While there has been a noticeable shift in attitudes in recent years, offering women the promise of a childbirth experience that respects their bodies and