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Elective Caesarean delivery at maternal request: a preliminary study of motivations influencing women's decision making

Robson, Stephen; Carey, Alexandra; Mishra, Rasmita; Dear, Keith


Background: There is an extensive literature concerning caesarean section at maternal request, where no obstetric indication exists, yet little information about what motivates women to request such a delivery. Aims: This paper aims to ask women who had undergone maternal-request primary elective caesarean delivery about the reasons for their choice, their level of satisfaction with the delivery and their future childbearing plans. Methods: Anonymous postal survey of women who have undergone...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2008.00867.x


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