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Treatment offered for women afraid of child birth

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Women who have an intense fear of childbirth are more likely to have a C-section even after psychological counseling.

Researchers analyzed delivery records of over 350 women who were referred to a psycho-social ob-Gyn unit for their fear of childbirth. They found these women had a higher number of emergency and elective C-sections as well as induced deliveries than their peers with no fear of childbirth.

Experts say to avoid traumatic deliveries, doctors should provide psychological treatment for these women early on in their pregnancies.

This study was led by researchers at University Hospital in Linkoping, Sweden and published
in 'Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica.'

Copyright 2011 WLBT. All rights reserved.

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