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19 May 2011

Rich women choose caesarian births over natural

Richer women are more likely to choose to deliver their babies by cesarean section than poorer women, a switch from the past when the reverse was the case, a new study has found.

Richer women are more likely to choose to deliver their babies by cesarean section than poorer women, a switch from the past when the reverse was the case, a new Scottish study has found.

The authors of the new study looked at births in Scotland during three time periods: 1980-1981, 1990-1991 and 1999-2000. Their findings are published in the journal BMC Public Health.

Richer women opt for c-sections

 
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