Readmission following caesarean section: Reasons for readmission and outcomes for women in one large Irish Maternity hospital

Sunita Panda


Sunita Panda is a PhD student and HRB research fellow in School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin. Following completion of her Masters in India, Sunita practised as a midwife in the Delivery Suite of Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital, Dublin, for over 11 years. With a successful award from Health Research Board, Sunita is currently undertaking her PhD studies under the expert supervision of Dr Deirdre Daly and Professor Cecily Begley. Sunita’s research study, ‘factors influencing decision-making for caesarean section’, is embedded in the MAMMI study ( As part of her research, Sunita has played an active role in the establishment of MAMMI study on a third site, the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital, and has been involved in relevant clinical audits, supervision and teaching of midwifery students and dissemination of her ongoing research work through peer reviewed publications and presentations at national and international conferences.


Background Women who birth by caesarean section (CS) are more likely to require readmission to hospital following birth compared to women who birth vaginally. Rates of readmission in a large tertiary hospital were, however,... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Sunita Panda (Tr)
  2. Cecily Begley (Tri)
  3. Deirdre Daly (Trinity College Dublin)

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Topics: Maternity Care


MC3 » Maternity Care 3 (10:30 - Thursday, 10th November, Lecture Theatre 0.32)

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