bpas comment on Celebrating Caesareans Week

CELEBRATING CAESAREANS WEEK (AUGUST 13–19, 2018)

The first ever annual appreciation of a medical intervention that has saved the lives, and protected the quality of lives, of countless mothers and babies worldwide.

Katherine O’Brien at the British Pregnancy Advisory Service said:

“Caesareans should of course be celebrated as an important medical intervention which can protect the health of women and their babies, but they should also be celebrated as a valid choice and a positive birth experience for many women.

"There is no "right number" of c-sections, and we should not work on the assumption that every caesarean is an "adverse outcome." What matters is that every woman is able to give birth in the way that is right for her, and that she is able to access the care and support that she needs."

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About bpas
bpas is a charity which sees more than 70,000 women a year and provides reproductive healthcare services including pregnancy counselling, abortion care, miscarriage management and contraception, at clinics across the UK. It supports and advocates for reproductive choice. More information can be found at bpas.org.