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Sep 2019

Mothers who have had C-section may face greater risk of complications through natural birth

A study by academics at Oxford University suggests mothers are safer choosing to have a C-section for their next delivery, as a vaginal birth increases the risk of a uterine rupture by seven times, and also carries increased risks of blood transfusion, surgical injury and sepsis. Research for the study looked into over 74,000 deliveries…

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Oct 2018

Rise in Caesarean births by 30 per cent in 15 years

A major study led by the World Health Organisation has found that more than a quarter of babies are now born by Caesarean section, and has linked the findings to rising levels of obesity, women having babies later in life, and fear of labour. Study leader Dr Marleen Temmerman, warned that the procedure should not…

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