One fact that every mother deciding on mode of delivery need to bear in mind is the safety of the baby. Caesarean section on maternal request (or demand) is increasingly common. It is, however, important to be aware that a caesarean section in the absence of a medical or obstetric indication could turn out to be a big and tragic mistake.
There is solid evidence that, in low risk pregnancies, babies born by caesarean section are at higher risk of neonatal mortality compared to those delivered vaginally. A study published in the medical journal Birth in March 2008 looking at all U.S. 'Term' Births (and neonatal deaths) between 1999 and 2002 revealed that the risk of neonatal death for the caesarean babies was more than twice that of those delivered vaginally.
Why a caesarean section
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