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Healthy pregnancy by Lynn Huggins-Cooper, Infinite Ideas

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41. Too posh to push or medical emergency?

Why are C sections performed? Will you need an elective Caesarian? Here’s some advice on how to cope, and what you can do to make life easier.

A Caesarean section is major surgery and should never be undertaken lightly. Women may elect in advance to have a Caesarean for a number of medical reasons; others have an emergency section after labour has started.

It’s been suggested that the increasing number of celebrity mums having elective sections for cosmetic reasons is driving women to ask for a section to ‘save their figure’. How dumb do people think women are, exactly?

Beverley Beech of AIMS (The Association for Improvements in Maternity Services) believes that women do not choose to have a section ...

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