What is driving our rising caesarean rates?

The answer seems quite clear, according to BMJ Open.

Caesarean rates were calculated according to the woman's admission status / funding source (public / private) and type of hospital (public / private). The study found that most of the increase in the caesarean rate could be attributed to an increase in caesareans that were performed before labour had started in first-time Mums who were having their babies as private patients in private hospitals.  The study found that reasons such as breech presentation, placenta praevia and twins did not explain the increase.

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