2 per cent of women who gave birth at the turn of the century underwent a Caesarian section
in Wales, compared with the UK average of 21.
When Fiona fell pregnant again she wrongly assumed she would have to have another caesarian section
but daughter Rosie was delivered naturally on July 5.
The rising Caesarian section
rate in Wales - the highest in the UK - is a symptom of pregnancy being perceived as an illness, concerned midwives will say today.
ACONSULTANT A CONSULTANT obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Tahir Mahmood, of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), which recently studied the future fertility of mothers who'd had caesarian sections
, says: "The reasons why women have caesarean sections vary greatly and depend on the individual's circumstances, maternal characteristics and clinical risk factors.
The TJOD also stated that according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the proportion of caesarian sections
should be on average around 15-20 percent of all deliveries.