Thanks for your comments. As discussed in my most recent blog, I agree with many of your comments. I am also concerned that women may be ''hoodwinked'' into believing that a Caesarean is the ''easy option'' when we all know it isn't and carries risks like any other major surgical procedure. I also think the additional cost of on demand elective Caesareans is prohibitive and the money will be far better placed training more midwives to cover the serious shortfall highlighted by Cathy Warwick. If you're going to the RCM next week, please feel free to pop by our stand to say hello!