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Rise in caesareans

27th October 2008

A rise in the number of babies delivered by caesarean section in the UK has been attributed to the fear of labour pain during birth.

A quarter of babies are now delivered by this method - three times the number recorded in 1980. Louise Silverton, deputy general-secretary of the Royal College of Midwives, said: "Society's tolerance of pain and illness has reduced significantly. Women are less tolerant of labour pains because they haven't developed a tolerance of pain."


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