Number of Caesarean births have doubled since the early 1990s

The number of mothers giving birth by Caesarean section has more than doubled since the early 1990s and only half of first-time mothers have traditional births, according to research out later this month.

7th April, 2007

The number of mothers giving birth by Caesarean section has more than doubled since the early 1990s and only half of first-time mothers have traditional births, according to research out later this month.

The research, by Cuidiu the Irish Childbirth Trust, a voluntary group that supports parents, found almost a quarter of all births are carried out through Caesarean section, compared to about 12 per cent in 1991.

Only half of first-time mothers had traditional births in...

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