A doctor holds up the baby of a 26-year-old mother as she undergoes a caesarian section at Ruijin Hospital in Shanghai. Photo: Reuters A doctor holds up the baby of a 26-year-old mother as she undergoes a caesarian section at Ruijin Hospital in Shanghai. Photo: Reuters
A doctor holds up the baby of a 26-year-old mother as she undergoes a caesarian section at Ruijin Hospital in Shanghai. Photo: Reuters

Nearly one in two Chinese mothers chose to give birth by caesarean

Three decades ago, caesarean sections were rare; nearly half of today's mums have them

A doctor holds up the baby of a 26-year-old mother as she undergoes a caesarian section at Ruijin Hospital in Shanghai. Photo: Reuters A doctor holds up the baby of a 26-year-old mother as she undergoes a caesarian section at Ruijin Hospital in Shanghai. Photo: Reuters
A doctor holds up the baby of a 26-year-old mother as she undergoes a caesarian section at Ruijin Hospital in Shanghai. Photo: Reuters
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