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
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