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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Is it ok to have a Caesarean instead of a natural birth?

    I was planning natural childbirth, but I ended up having a Caesarean. I was traumatised with birth experience. My baby was delivered quickly, was handed over to midwife and I did not have chance to have skin to skin contact for an hour.
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  • Dr Ljiljana Miljkovic-Petkovic

    Gynaecologist, Obstetrician

    I am an experienced obstetrician and gynaecologist who is passionate about providing the highest level of care in a personalised and compassionate manner. We offer … View Profile

    In Australia 1:3 babies are delivered by Caesarean, and many women who wanted natural childbirth are finding it disheartening. Caesarean is often only option in emergency situation to make sure that mother and baby are well.

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