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It is normal to be nervous about birth. It’s important to talk to your midwife, GP or obstetrician about concerns you have in your pregnancy.

Vaginal birth is often considered the preferred mode of delivery due to quicker recovery. There is also less intervention compared with Caesarean section. There are some elements of vaginal birth which can cause concern for women. Some include pain, injury to pelvic floor and the need for an emergency instrumental or Caesarean.

For Caesars, concerns include a longer recovery, risk of surgery and implications for future birth. Reasons why women may elect for a Caesarean section include personal preference, baby position or previous birth outcome.


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