Why do Cesarean Rates Continue to Climb in the US?

Cesarean section (C-section) is the delivery of a baby through an incision in the mother’s abdomen. The rate of cesarean sections has increased dramatically in the US over the last couple of decades. In 1996, approximately 1 in 5 women delivered by C-section. By 2007, that number had increased 1 in every 3 births. This…

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