C-section procedures account for around 30% of all American births1, making the procedure relatively commonplace. But what may be less well-known is the risk of complications that can come with them:
● 60% of C-sections happen under emergency conditions2
● 24% of emergency C-sections result in overall complications2
● 49% of women with a pre-pregnancy BMI ≥30 experience C-section wound complications2
The numbers are surprising, but they can’t tell the whole story: When complications occur, they can extend the mother’s hospital stay, increase discomfort and reduce mobility – all of which can significantly impact mother-baby bonding.
The PICO◊ System has been shown to reduce the incidence of SSIs by 50%, helping with prompt discharge so mothers can be home with their babies.