C-section rates in the US study

After 12 straight years of increases, the rate of cesarean delivery in the United
States has leveled off. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 31 percent of single births between 2009 and 2011 were c-sections. Health officials have been trying to reduce the number of elective cesareans for years. C-sections require a longer recovery period for the mother and cost more than traditional childbirth.

Source: CBS News

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s