Can women choose to birth their baby by Caesarean section ?


Yes, some women prefer a C-section birth to a vaginal birth, despite the risks involved.

In my case, there were medical reasons and therefore no choice for birthing all six babies via c-section. My Doctor had reassured us regarding the limit to the number of c-sections when he reported there was a case of a woman in Ireland on record of having had birthed twelve babies via c-section!.

However, some women may prefer a caesarean section rather than a vaginal birth for personal and non-medical reasons.

It is important to seek evidence-based information from your Dr or Midwife prior to making this important decision. 

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) have a useful downloadable info sheet on their website to assist your decision making....

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