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Long term C-section risks; more concerns from the NY Times.

Long term C-section risks; more concerns from the NY Times. Most of us know people who had their children via C-section, a potentially lifesaving procedure for both mother and child during a problematic birth. C-section rates in the USA are about 32% of all live births, and according the WHO (World Health Organization), the international rate that is expected should actually be 10-15%.  Consumer Reports earlier this past year suggested that higher rates of C-section may depend on the hospital you use, and profit which can offer a reimbursement level that is 30% more for a c section than a vaginal birth. Of Read More »

Is reducing the cesarean section rate in the U.S. just a matter of Time in labor?

Is reducing the cesarean section rate in the U.S. just a matter of Time in labor? The cesarean section rate is around 30% in the USA.   One would assume that labor cannot progress by itself in a safe enough manner, requiring hospitals for safety during the birth process. At least, this is what we have been taught. While we assume this is true, the fact is that more people are opting for home birthing as an option that is safe, effective and rarely requires a C-section. The data shows that your likelihood of having a C-section is much higher in Read More »