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What are the benefits of a planned caesarean section?

A planned caesarean section can have advantages, including knowing exactly when your baby will be born, as well as avoiding some potential risks to your baby depending on your circumstances. It also minimizes injuries to pelvic floor muscles that can occur from vaginal delivery. This can help to prevent urinary incontinence associated with childbirth.

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Author: Dr Nikki Wallis PhD, BSc
First answered: 27 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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