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Woman's experience of requesting a Caesarean birth

Pregnant women who ask for a Caesarean delivery should be allowed to have the operation, even if there is no medical need, according to new guidelines for England and Wales.

The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) states that women should be offered counselling and told of the risks first.

One woman, Leigh East, spoke to the BBC about her experience of requesting a Caesarean delivery.

  • 23 Nov
  • From the section Health
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