Considering a C-section birth? Here's what you need to know

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The fear of a painful or traumatic birth may be why a woman opts to have an elective C-section. (Photo: Kristen van Staden/Yellow Lemon Birth Photography/Sabirthphotographers.com/Yellowlemonbirthphotographer.com/Instagram: @yellowlemonbirthphotographer)
The fear of a painful or traumatic birth may be why a woman opts to have an elective C-section. (Photo: Kristen van Staden/Yellow Lemon Birth Photography/Sabirthphotographers.com/Yellowlemonbirthphotographer.com/Instagram: @yellowlemonbirthphotographer)

The caesarean delivery dates as far back as ancient Rome.

During this period, C-sections were only performed after the death of a labouring mother. In the centuries that came after, survival rates following the procedure remained low.

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