Category: Cesarean Section

A surgical procedure in which one or more incisions are made through a mother’s abdomen (laparotomy) and uterus (hysterotomy) to deliver one or more babies, or, rarely, to remove a dead fetus.


From the Archives: AMOR-IPAT Radio Interview on ReachMD’s Advances in Women’s Health

“AMOR-IPAT: A New Idea to Reduce the Rate of Cesarean Section.” This is a November 2008 radio interview with Dr. Lisa Mazzullo, host of ReachMD, XM160, Advances in Women’s Health, in which Dr. Nicholson talks about the AMOR-IPAT approach to pregnancy care and how it...


New AMOR-IPAT publication: meta-analysis of risk-based labour induction and term birth outcomes

Nicholson, James M., Lisa C. Kellar, George F. Henning, Maria Colon-Gonzalez, Abdul A. Waheed and Serdar Ural (2015). “The association between the regular use of modeled risk-based labour induction and term birth outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis,” BJOG 122(6):773-784. Publisher’s link ABSTRACT Background Despite...


Labor induction benefits: the latest research

Mishanina et al. (2014). “Use of labour induction and risk of cesarean delivery: a systematic review and meta-analysis,” Canadian Medical Association Journal (early release version, published online: 28 April 2014)” This large, comprehensive, meta-analysis of 157 randomized controlled trials provides the most compelling evidence yet...