More Berkshire Women Having C-Sections

Heart's got hold of figures that show more women in Berkshire are choosing to have Cesareans.

Over the last year seven hundred women have given birth at the Royal Berkshire Hospital by c-section, that's up by more than 240 compared to the year 2000.


Consultant Obstetrician Jane Siddal's been telling Heart this increase is for a number of reasons:

"The number of women who have planned c-sections has been increasing in the last ten years in particular.

"I think the things that have driven this rise are a knowledge that it's generally a very safe procedure, some women know friends that've had a good experience giving birth in this way, or perhaps seeing articles in magazines from the celebrity culture."

Click here to listen to Jane's interview

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