Letter: Ms S: does the medical profession always know best?

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Sir: When I was born, in 1941, my mother was strongly advised to have a Caesarean (leading article, 19 February, letters, 21 February). She refused, for a variety of reasons that seemed right at the time, and her choice was respected. That refusal resulted in my cerebral palsy.

I wish for my sake that my mother's decision had been over-ruled. I should add that my mother did also; when Ms S's daughter grows up, she may well be grateful for the decision which gave her life.