New Test Can Predict Whether Expectant Mothers Need C-SectionAugust 30th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez
Aug 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new test comes as a ray of hope for all those pregnant mothers who have to duel with hours of labor pain but later end up delivering the baby with an emergency caesarean. The test that has been developed by researchers in Sweden takes into consideration the amount of lactic acid in the amniotic fluid of the mother to conclude whether she would be giving birth by a C-section. The test which measures the lactic acid content in the amniotic fluid, could be a valuable tool to know whether a pregnant woman should opt for a caesarean before going into labor.
The test has been developed by the Swedish company Obstecare after a thorough research was carried out by Liverpool University and Liverpool Women’s Hospital. According to the study, if the amount of lactic acid in the amniotic fluid of an expectant mother is found to be more than her chances of delivering the baby vaginally is less. As a result, if the quantity of lactic acid is measured by doctors with the help of the test then it can be easily concluded whether a caesarean should be conducted without the woman having to go through the grueling labor pains.
Johan Ubby, who is associated with Obstecare later revealed to the media that the test would indeed be an important tool for doctors to determine that an expectant mother would be giving birth vaginally if the levels of lactic acid in her amniotic fluids are low. However, if the amount of lactic acid is found to be high then chances of the mother delivering naturally are quite low.
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