Caesarean birth

A caesarean birth is an operation to deliver your baby through a cut made in your abdomen (tummy) and womb. Around 1 in 4 pregnant women/birthing people in the UK have a caesarean birth.

The cut is usually made across your tummy, just below your bikini line.

A caesarean is a major operation that carries a number of risks, so it's usually only done if it's the safest option for you and your baby.