Selecting A Hospital With Higher Levels Of Expertise Can Make Vaginal Delivery A Reality
Between 5 and 8 percent of women develop preeclampsia -- a condition characterized by high blood pressure and protein in the urine -- during their pregnancies. Women may experience symptoms including swelling, sudden weight gain, headaches and vision changes or may have little indication of a problem. Preeclampsia can develop gradually or very rapidly.
"Our analysis of a large population of women with preeclampsia revealed that the likelihood of cesarean delivery is greater at primary and secondary care hospitals than tertiary care hospitals," Dr Mostello wrote. In addition to the services provided at primary and secondary hospitals, tertiary hospitals offer complete maternity and neonatal care, intrapartum and neonatal intensive care, transport service, outreach education service and perinatal research.