Caesarean Section

Caesarean section is now a common way to have a baby. There is always much discussion about the reasons for and rates of caesarean deliveries in the media, much of it superficial and ill informed. We believe the caesarean sections performed by our practice are all appropriate and with full explanations given to our patients. There are many factors at play, not the least being the rising age and size of mothers in general leading to bigger babies and more medical complications. In contrast to popular opinion it is uncommon for a women to “choose” an elective caesarean without any medical reason, (only about 1-2 of our 80 patients per month), but we are always happy to discuss all options with individuals.

We are very comfortable offering Vaginal Birth after Caesarean (VBAC), so appropriate women, following the accepted safe guidelines and have a good track record in this area.

We aim for a spontaneous labour and normal vaginal delivery at term, but if this appears unlikely at any stage of pregnancy or labour we are here to recommend the safest option for you and your baby. For this reason even if you are “low risk” and hoping to avoid a Caesar, we suggest you at least familiarise yourself with the procedure and recovery as the unexpected may happen.

We aim to make all births including Caesarean Section's as patient focussed as possible. Below is a video provided by one of our patients who had a planned caesarean section.

Alice's birth video link

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