Caesarean study highlights long-term risks

They include miscarriage, stillbirth and a host of placenta problems

Women who have a caesarean birth appear to have an increased risk of future miscarriages, stillbirths and placenta problems, scientists say.


A team from the University of WA and the University of Edinburgh analysed data from 80 different studies involving almost 30 million women to try to establish the long-term risks and benefits of caesareans compared with natural births.

The researchers found caesareans were associated with a decreased risk of urinary incontinence and pelvic prolapse, but come with increased odds of asthma and obesity in