A three-part Lancet Series on Optimising Caesarean Section Use reviews the global epidemiology and disparities in caesarean section use, as well as the health effects for women and children, and lays out evidence-based interventions and actions to reduce unnecessary caesarean sections.
Can promoting awareness of fetal movements and focusing interventions reduce fetal mortality? A stepped-wedge cluster randomised trial (AFFIRM)
Comment on reduced fetal movements from Kate Walker & Jim Thornton
In this study, antenatal steroid use was consistently associated with a reduction in birth weight. Efforts need to be made to correctly identify and target women who will deliver preterm.