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Women should be talked out of caesareans

24th May 2011

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has advised that women who are frightened of having a natural birth should have to have a discussion about their fears before they are allowed to have an elective caesarean.

A quarter of births in Britain are now caesarean and they cost the NHS much more than a natural birth. The guidance said: "When a woman requests a CS [caesarean section] because she has a fear of childbirth, offer referral to a healthcare professional with expertise in providing perinatal mental health support to help her address her fears in a supportive manner."

 

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