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"The caesarean section rate has increased all over the world over the years and currently nearly one in four women have a caesarean section in the UK, which is still much lower than C-section rates in southern Europe.
"Research we recently undertook looked at over one million, low-risk, first-time mothers who gave birth in NHS hospitals between 2000 and 2012.
"The possible effect of caesarean section on subsequent fertility is important and many parents-to-be may worry about this, but our research found that having a caesarean section as a first-time mother for conditions such as breech baby leads to only a very small effect on subsequent fertility.
"However, reasons behind why the procedure happened in the first place, such as the mother having a c-section for a complicated pregnancy, may have a bigger impact on future fertility than the caesarean itself."
The possible effect of caesarean section on subsequent fertility is important and many parents-to-be may worry about this