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C Section Births Rising At A ‘Concerning’ Level In The Developed World

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Midwives have expressed concern.

Caeserean births in Ireland have increased five-fold in the last 40 years, with over one third of babies in Ireland born by C-section, according to a new study.

In 1984 7% of babies were born by caeserean,  and by 1993 that had increased to 13%.

Cesarean section is a process that carries a longer recovery time and higher risks of some complications.

The study found C Section births are rising at a ‘concerning’ level in the developed world, with no signs of slowing down.

The Health Research Board has published the study in which midwives express their worry over the high rates.

Trinity College Assistant Professor Dr Siobhan Corrigan spoke with Eoin Beatty on Tuesday's Kildare Focus, she said C Sections are crucial in some cases:



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