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Doctors can perform C-section if woman loses mental capacity, judge rules

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Ruling comes despite woman, who has bipolar disorder, saying she does not want procedure

A judge has given doctors permission to perform a caesarean section on a woman with mental health problems if she becomes agitated during labour and loses the capacity to make decisions about how her baby should be born.

The woman has been deemed to have the mental capacity to make decisions and has told doctors that a caesarean section is “the last thing she would agree to”, Mr Justice Hayden heard.

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