N24S3PicNews this week that new research spearheaded at University Maternity Hospital Limerick has shown a reliable way to predict which first-time mothers are likely to need a Caesarian section when in labour.
Experts say the research, which has been hailed worldwide, is likely to lead to safer childbirth for first-time mothers all over the world.
‘The Genesis Study’ was presented at the recent annual meeting of the Society for Foetal-Maternity Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. It was the only one from outside North America among thirty selected from 1,600 submissions.
The Perinatal Ireland research team conducted a study that involved 2,500 first-time mothers. It found that five, key, patient characteristics, out of 37 characteristics analysed, can be combined in a mathematical model to predict which patients are more likely to need a Caesarian delivery.