Relaxation exercises and acupuncture were linked with fewer assisted births
and acupuncture with fewer C-sections.
This was followed by another wait due to a policy of not allowing assisted births
at night, then further problems with staff and equipment not being available.
There is a complete lack of regulation of assisted births
especially regarding surrogate mothers," Koursoumba said, adding that this was "a huge gap which could lead to trafficking of children.
Just leaving calves to suckle for themselves may not be sufficient to ensure this, especially with weak individuals or those that have had assisted births
In 1999, a total of 6,546 surgically assisted births
were recorded in Wales, compared to 8,446 a decade later.