Caesarean or Natural Birth? Your Preferences Must Be Respected!

Caesarean or Natural Birth? Your Preferences Must Be Respected! Medical professionals are obliged by law to respect their patients’ preferences and to fully inform them of all the treatment options. In one case that proved the point, a mother who gave birth to a disabled twin after a midwife advised her against a Caesarean delivery triumphed in a compensation claim against the NHS. The mother’s nephew, also a twin, had previously died during his conventional birth. As a result of that tragedy, she had expressed the wish throughout her pregnancy that her children should be born by Caesarean. A consultant who interviewed her early on in her pregnancy had made…