New research to be published in BJOG "suggests that ‘choice’ may not be the best way to understand women’s decision-making about birth method. The results of the study question the current focus on choice in UK maternity care policy, and challenge prevailing notions about caesarean delivery for maternal request."
You can also read more in these two news articles on the research:
'Pregnant women prioritise safety over choice' and 'Women 'do not choose Caesareans as too posh to push'.
The researchers tracked 454 women at the Liverpool Women's Foundation NHS Trust, and found that by the end of their pregnancies, the number of women still requesting cesarean delivery had fallen to 2%.