Since one in four babies are born by c-section, doctors and researchers constantly work to improve the procedure and reduce the risks. Cesarean section research and clinical trials continue to develop better procedures and medications that will reduce pain, recovery time and complications.
For instance these are a few of the ongoing research studies:
- The type of sutures used to reduce recovery time and improve healing
- Whether or not an enema should be completed before the procedure
- The type and amount of anesthesia
One of the most common topics in c-section research is whether it is safe and when it becomes safer than vaginal birth.