|May 2002 · Vol. 14, No. 5
Elective cesarean: an option for primiparas?
Previously reserved for women with clear medical indications, cesarean is now requested by greater numbers of patients. But is it advisable for first-time mothers?
Dr. Harer is chief of staff at Riverside County Regional Medical Center in Moreno Valley, Calif. He also is a contributing editor of OBG Management.
Should a primiparous patient be allowed to choose elective cesarean delivery?
I believe the answer is yes.