There are situations where the safest option for you or your baby, or both of you, is to have a caesarean section. As a caesarean section involves major surgery, it is only performed when there is a real clinical need for this type of delivery.
Your baby is delivered by cutting through your abdomen and then into your womb (uterus). The cut is usually made across your abdomen, just below your bikini line. The scar is usually hidden in your pubic hair.
If you are expecting twins, triplets or more, it's more likely that you'll be considered for a caesarean section. This will depend on how your pregnancy progresses, the positioning of your babies and if the babies share a placenta. Whenever a caesarean is suggested, your doctor will explain why it is advised, and any possible side effects. Don't hesitate to ask questions.