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Researchers Under the Scope


Aug 15, 2021

Our podcast host, Jen Quesnel, has undergone two Caesarian sections -- lifesaving interventions that deliver babies safely.

She's not alone. In Saskatchewan, roughly one quarter of mothers giving birth are doing it via abdominal surgery. More than one in three births in British Columbia are C-sections. 

After avoiding driving, stairs, and lifting anything heavy for a month or so, most mothers recover smoothly.

But some don't.

Belma Kamencic spent her past two summers analyzing those with surgical site infections.

She then conducted interviews with dozens of mothers with infected incisions, to better understand their experiences.

In this episode, we hear what patients told Kamencic, who said there are four specific changes she'd like to see hospitals make, to cut the risk of future C-section infections.