02 July 2008

'Older' pregnancy = caesar epidemic

An 'epidemic of middle-age pregnancy' is apparently sweeping the UK. According to a new study, 4 out of 10 caesarean births are to women over 30.

And the solution? It seems that doctors just want to blame women for having careers, an education and hanging out by themselves before getting married and having babies.

"Professor James Walker, spokesman for the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, said it should be a 'real worry' for society that women were less likely to have successful pregnancies as they got older. 'The prime time to have a baby is in your 20s,' he added.

Uh huh. And in this study, how do they control for factors like obesity, fear of pain during birth and elective caesars?

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1030911/Four-Caesarean-births-women-delaying-child-birth-late-30s-say-researchers.html

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