As it debunks old myths and uncovers previously ignored facts, science is finding that the vagina is both complex and busy.
We looked at almost 300,000 births and found those mothers in the private system were more likely to have a caesarean – even if they didn’t really want or need one.
Women deserve to know all the risks and be supported in their birth choices.
Newborn babies can pick up GBS from their mother’s vaginal tract during childbirth.
Professional bodies say that vaginal births after caesareans are safe and usually successful. So why do doctors often recommend that women go back under the knife?
Our study found babies born via medical or surgical intervention were at increased risk of health problems, from jaundice and feeding issues, to diabetes, respiratory infections and eczema.