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Repeat Caesareans 'often safer birth option'


Planned Caesarean delivery can be the safest option for women who have had a Caesarean in the past, according to new research in PLoS Medicine. Attempting a vaginal birth was linked with a small but increased chance of complications for mother and baby compared with repeat Caesareans.

The findings come from more than 74,000 births in Scotland.

Experts say mums-to-be should be offered a choice of how to deliver – natural or Caesarean – when possible.

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Source: BBC News, 25 September 2019


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