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A 40-year-old member asked:

if my mother had a c-section, will i need one?

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Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
No: Just because your mother had a c-section does not mean you will have one. This is not something that is "passed down" from your mom.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Great question.: Depending on the reason for your mother's c-section, you may be at increased risk (e.g. Short stature, obesity, poor fetal growth), as some traits are inherited. Of course, with a ~40% c-section rate nationally, you may not need any maternal influence to deliver abdominally!

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