Caesareans found to carry long-term risk

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Women who have a caesarean delivery appear to have an increased risk of future miscarriages, stillbirths and placental complications, maternal and fetal health specialists say.

mother and baby

Australian and UK researchers have analysed data from 80 studies, involving almost 30 million women in high-income countries, to quantify the long-term risks and benefits of caesareans compared with natural births.

Their systematic review and meta-analysis found that caesareans were associated with decreased risks of urinary