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Older mums at increased risk of Caesarean births

August 27, 2014 - 06:04


Women in their 40s have three times the risk of having an emergency Caesarean section compared to women in their early 20s, a large Norwegian study shows.

Women are waiting longer to have children. In 2012, almost every fifth woman giving birth in Norway was 35 or older, according to figures from the Norwegian Medical Birth Register.
A comprehensive Norwegian study has demonstrated that the risk of having an emergency Caesarean section increases drastically when a woman is 40 years or older, even among women considered to be low risk. (...)



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