|Taking statins during pregnancy could minimise the risk of emergency caesareans, according to new research.
Scientists believe that the cholesterol-lowering drugs make it easier for the womb to contract and help the woman to deliver her baby naturally.
The research by the University of Liverpool team suggests that high cholesterol levels may weaken contractions during labour and thus rule out a natural delivery.
In a study of more than 4,000 women, it was found that overweight women were more likely to need caesareans, a major operation with high risks.
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