C-section rate in USA reaches 29.1% in 2004
Posted by Clark Venable on 11/23/2005
" Despite the evidence of risks associated with cesarean section, the rate of birth by cesarean section in 2004 in the USA registered at 29.1 percent, the highest ever recorded. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a recent report, this figure is an 8 percent increase from 2003, and a 41 percent increase since 1996. "
One of the OB practices at our hospital has a policy that they will not do vaginal births after C-section (VBAC)...largely due to concern about lawsuits.
[Via UK Medical News Today]
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