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Concern over rise in Caesarean Sections

Midwives have voiced their concern over the fivefold increase in caesarean sections over the past 40 years.

Prof. Siobhán Corrigan, from the school of psychology at Trinity College Dublin, who headed up the research on how the rate could be reduced, said mothers-to-be should be aware of the risks

“We completely accept that a caesarean section is a life-saving intervention when medically indicated, but the growth in caesarean section rates is a cause for concern given the associated risks for women and babies", the assistant professor in organisational psychology said.

Listen back to Prof. Corrigan discuss the topic in a series of radio interviews, along with an article in the Irish Independent.

News Talk Radio Interview

Kildare FM Radio Interview 9 (from min 22.15)

Newspaper Article