|The increasing number of women who are getting pregnant in their late 30s is causing a rise in the number of caesarean sections, scientists say.
Researchers at Cambridge University suggest that four in ten Caesareans could be avoided if women gave birth to their first child in their late 20s or early 30s.
After studying more than 500,000 births between 1980 and 2005 in Scotland, the research found a big leap in the number of first-time mothers having Caesareans and a striking increase in their age over the 25-year period.
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