More women opting for caesarean births here

A caesarean section is a major operation done to deliver a baby, typically through an opening in the mother's lower abdomen. The global rate of caesarean deliveries has nearly doubled since 2000, said a Lancet study.
A caesarean section is a major operation done to deliver a baby, typically through an opening in the mother's lower abdomen. The global rate of caesarean deliveries has nearly doubled since 2000, said a Lancet study.PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO

Doctors observe upward trend, in line with rising global rate, which is likely to continue

More women here are opting to deliver their baby via a caesarean section rather than the natural way, in line with a rising trend globally.

A caesarean section is a major abdominal operation done to deliver a baby, typically through an opening in the mother's lower abdomen area.

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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 'More women opting for caesarean births here'. Print Edition | Subscribe