Are you at higher risk of C-section?

Are you at higher risk of C-section?

Are you at higher risk of C-section?

Are you at higher risk of C-section?

Vaginal birth is the preferred mode of delivery for most mothers. However, in some unforeseen situations, C-section may be the safer delivery option. Below are some of the common indications for C-section.





The outcome of this screening flowchart is not meant to concretely imply that you would or would not be undergoing a C-section. The decision to perform a C-section would depend on specific situations during delivery, according to what’s best for you and your little one. Discuss with your doctor to understand more about the factors associated with the likelihood of having a C-section.



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3. Karalasingam SD, Jeganathan R, Jegasothy R, Reidpath DD. Caesarean section rates from Malaysian tertiary hospitals using Robson’s 10-group classification. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2020;20(1):64. 

4. Tan JK, Tan EL, Kanagalingan D, Tan LK. Rational dissection of a high institutional cesarean section rate: an analysisusing the Robson Ten Group Classification System. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2015;41(4):534-9.

Reviewd by


Dr. Ramam Subramaniam

Consultant Obstetrician, 

Gynaecologist & Feto- Maternal Specialist

Fetal Medicine & Gynaecology Centre, 

Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia


Assoc. Prof. Tan Thiam Chye

Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

O&G The Women’s Medical Specialist 

Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Singapore 


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