Caesarean Awareness Month aims to raise awareness and educate people about caesareans.
A caesarean section is a surgical operation in which a baby is delivered through a cut in the front wall of the abdomen and womb. This procedure is often used when a vaginal birth carries a higher risk of complications.
This awareness supports a reduction in the number of caesareans in mothers who do not really need or who will not benefit from this procedure when compared to a vaginal birth.
Caesarean Awareness Month also promotes Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC) and support for recovery from a caesarean.
Around 1 in 4 pregnant women in the UK has a caesarean birth.
Usually women will have a C-Section because your baby is not getting enough oxygen and nutrients – sometimes this may mean the baby needs to be delivered immediately!