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Why Caesarean Matters – Clare Goggin

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Caesarean birth is a hugely complex and emotive topic. Few women actively choose to birth by caesarean, and it is associated with both positive and negative health outcomes. Women can be left feeling that their body has become a battleground, and it can be hard to distinguish between evidence-based practice and personal opinion.

Why Caesarean Matters aims to navigate the research and put women at the centre of their own care so that their birth can be a positive experience, however it unfolds. The clear and evidence-based discussion addresses the questions that women and their care providers may have, enabling women to make positive decisions and feel supported if a caesarean is needed.

“With the caesarean rate worldwide at two, three or even eight times the rate recommended as improving safety by the World Health Organisation, it is good to be well informed. You may not be planning a caesarean, but the majority of caesareans are unplanned, in labour caesareans..”

Katharine Graves