Australia's Herald Sun has reported today that: James Cook University and Australian National University researchers are trying to recruit 1000 women planning their first vaginal birth or planning an elective caesarean birth.
Women who are planning caesareans will be asked the reasons for their decisions.
Researchers will also follow up with questions after the babies' births.
Women interested in the study can sign up at: caesareanstudy.net
You are eligible to participate if:
- This is your first baby
- The baby is head-down (not breech!)
- The placenta is not low
- You are 18 years of age or older
- There are no other complications with the pregnancy (such as pre-eclampsia or diabetes)