Organisational interventions to reduce cesarean sections
A systematic review has been published looking at organisation interventions and the impact on rates of cesarean birth. The study identified several interventions that impacted the cesarean section rates:
‘women allocated to midwife-led models of care implemented across pregnancy, labour, birth, and the postnatal period were, on average, less likely to experience CS (overall), planned CS, and episiotomy compared with women allocated to routine care.’
First live birth after deceased donor uterine transplant
A baby has been born at Cleveland clinic in the US after the mother received a uterus transplant from a deceased donor. The mother is part of a trial at the clinic where they are using wombs from donors who have recently died. This reduces the risk of harm a living donor would face if donating their uterus.