Misinformation about caesarean sectionsBMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3489 (Published 30 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3489
- Paul T-Y Ayuk, consultant obstetrician1
- 1Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust, Newcastle NE1 4LP, UK
The caesarean section rate remains an issue for polarised debate. If Blustein and Liu are right,1 women are choosing to give birth by a more risky route. However, this debate usually comes with a fair dose of misinformation and opinion. These authors do not disappoint.
Firstly, women with a previous caesarean do not have to decide between a caesarean …