Caesarean Birth

The modern 'bikini line' caesarean section has developed as a relatively safe surgical operation for the mother and baby. It will never be possible to properly compare the safety of...Read more

Caesarean Birth carries many of the risks associated with common major abdominal surgery for the woman, but also has associated short and longer term risks for both mother and the baby. For...Read more

Whether your caesarean birth is scheduled or unplanned, it may be possible to express your preferences on many different aspects of the birth. Participating in the decision making process...Read more

Vaginal birth after a previous caesarean (VBAC) should be possible for 70 - 80% of women. There is very little good research into planned vaginal birth after a previous caesarean section...Read more

Around 3-5% of babies remain in the breech position (bottom down) when they reach 37 weeks. If your baby is breech, there is a 50% likelihood that they will rotate to a head down position...Read more

A Caesarean Birth is a major surgical operation in which the baby is born through an incision in the abdominal wall and the lowest part of the uterus. For the vast majoriity of women, it is...Read more