Five common myths debunked

One of the myths about caesarian section deliveries is that the recovery periods for a caesarean section and vaginal delivery are the same.
One of the myths about caesarian section deliveries is that the recovery periods for a caesarean section and vaginal delivery are the same.PHOTO: ST FILE

Caesarean section deliveries are becoming more common, but myths about them abound. Doctors debunked five common ones:

Myth: Once you have had a caesarean section, vaginal birth is out. Fact: Most people think that once they have undergone a caesarean section, they will have to opt for it again. This is not true, said Dr Anita Kale, a senior consultant at National University Hospital Women's Centre.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 23, 2018, with the headline 'Five common myths debunked'. Print Edition | Subscribe