|Just three per cent of expectant mums would choose to have a caesarean section delivery as part of their pre-labour birthing plan, new research has found.
A study conducted by a team of experts from the University of Central Lancaster revealed that almost three quarters of women would prefer to give birth naturally, in the absence of emergency or medical reasons.
Lead author of the report, Dr Carol Kingdon, from the university's School of Public Health and Clinical Sciences, commented: "While many women supported the principle of choice, in practice their choices were limited by the circumstances of the pregnancy and available care provision.
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