Having a C-section? Read up on all the facts surrounding Caesarean births
A quarter of babies born in the UK are currently delivered by Caesarean section. About 15% are emergency Caesareans, where complications arise during labour. The remainder are planned, where it's decided in advance that a C-section is the safest way to deliver your child.
Until recently, women in the UK couldn't have a C-section without medical cause, but new guidelines from NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) mean women will be able to choose a C-section if support from a mental health professional fails to change their minds.
So what's it really like to have a C-section and how does it affect life as a new mum?...
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