Women being left out of antenatal decisions

Dr Yvette Miller (PhD), lead author of the study and senior lecturer in public health at the Queensland University of Technology, said the results of three surveys of 14,000 women – drawn from the Queensland Births, Deaths and Marriages Registry – calls into question the opinion that rising caesarean rates and labour interventions are attributable to age or other risk factors.

“We have to stop blaming women’s preferences because that is not driving the decisions either,” Dr Miller told MO.

“The outcomes of these