MPower LogoMidwives are becoming aware of the increasing trend of women requesting caesarean section.  This can be due to a first bad experience or it can be women in their first pregnancy who fear the process of labour and birth. 

In Dumfries and Galloway, midwives are aiming to reverse this trend by encouraging women to be more involved in planning their labour and birth as there is evidence that those who prepare have a better experience and use less pain relieving medication.

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Please remember to complete your birth plan on page 32 of you Maternity Record