CESAREAN DELIVERY RATES BY YEARS IN TURKEY AND THE ROLE OF MIDWIVES IN REDUCING CESAREAN SECTION RATES


Çeber Turfan E., Öner S.

2nd World Congress Maternal Fetal Neonatal Medicine 4th - 6th April 2019, London, United Kingdom, 4 - 06 April 2019, pp.63-64

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: London
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Page Numbers: pp.63-64

Abstract

TOPIC: CESAREAN DELIVERY

ABSTRACT ID: 231

TITLE: CESAREAN DELIVERY RATES BY YEARS IN TURKEY AND THE ROLE OF

MIDWIVES IN REDUCING CESAREAN SECTION RATES

AUTHORS: Serap Öner1 Büşranur Ar1 Şüheda Can1 Konul Mammadzada1 Merve

Varçın1 Zeynep Yalçıntaş1 Ayça Birgin1 Esin Çeber Turfan1

AFFILIATIONS: 1Ege University School of Health Science Midwifery Departmant,

İzmir, Turkey

CONTENT

Introduction

Birth is a natural process and is expected to occur spontaneously. However,

medical interventions in this process affect the vaginal birth process and

raises new problems such as elective caesarean section. In recent years,

the rates of cesarean delivery have increased rapidly in our country. The

World Health Organization (WHO) recommends only 10-15% of all deliveries

to be cesarean section. Caesarean section is effective in reducing

maternal and infant mortality in cases of medical indication. However, the

prevalence of cesarean section is above the recommended level in the

most developed and developing countries and it shows an increasing trend

over the years.

Aim and Method

The aim of this review is to indicate the rate of cesarean deliveries between

2003 and 2018 in Turkey as regional and to emphasize the role and

significance of midwives in reducing cesarean section rates.

Results

Turkey, consists of 7 regions which are are Marmara, Aegean, Central

Anatolia, Black Sea, Mediterranean, Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia,

and also the rates of cesarean delivery vary depends on regions and years.

According to Turkey Demographic and Health Survey (TNSA), cesarean

section rate was 21.2% in 2003, it was 36.7% in 2008 and it was observed to