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Table 1 Reasons for caesarean

From: Evaluation of quality improvement for cesarean sections programmes through mixed methods

Caesarean section for obstetric history Fetal presentation/status Anomaly labour Illness or infection of the mother Failure/refusal of intervention other than caesarean Other indications
Caesarean-scarred uterus Death in utero Mechanic Chorioamnionitis Failed forceps/vacuum Caesarean section on maternal request
Failed VBAC Premature detachment of placenta Cephalopelvic disproportion Eclampsia Failed induction  
Not eligible for VBAC Fetal distress Multiple fibroids Pre-eclampsia Refusal to release  
Refusal elective VBAC Multiple pregnancy Ovarian cyst or fibroid previa Genital herpes Failure version  
Denial of VBAC during operation Post mature Abnormal placentation (previa, marginal) Indication for maternal illness   
Other History Prematurity (<37 weeks) Prolapse/laterocidence cord uterine rupture AIDS/HIV   
History of severe perineal tear Breech presentation Dynamic Other acute maternal infections   
History of perineal fistula Transverse Arrest of dilatation    
History of myomectomy Intrauterine growth retardation Failure of progression    
History of fetal trauma Congenital malformation     
  Premature rupture of membranes