• 25Oct

    In her recent UTSpeaks public lecture To Push or Pull?, Professor Fenwick discussed the findings of interviews with 210 women in Queensland and Western Australia that revealed fear as the strongest motive for women to undergo caesarean section where there was no clear-cut medical reason for it.

    Professor Fenwick said that while the media liked to propose vanity or convenience as reasons for the deliberate choice of caesarean section, the research findings supported the notion that most women were in favour of natural birth until convinced otherwise.


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