Determinants of increased Caesarean section rate in low risk pregnancies in Belgium (CS-study)

The increase of the prevalence rate of Caesarean Sections (CS) is a worldwide phenomenon, a trend that has also been observed in Belgium. Earlier research showed that the CS percentage has increased dramatically over the last 10 years, specifically in low-risk pregnancies and remarkable differences were observed between different hospitals. Therefore, this study aimed to gain insight into the causes of this trend and explores why there are such differences between hospitals.

Funding agencies

College of Mother and Newborn


Dr. An-Sofie Van Parys, Prof. Kristien Roelens, Prof. Marleen Temmerman


ICRH, Ghent University


University of Liege, SPE, CPIP


January 01, 2008 - December 31, 2010

Project status

Project closed

Team members

Ms. Marleen Temmerman
Ms. An-Sofie Van Parys




Mother and child health
Clinical care