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Tag: first time mothers

Can we Reduce the Rate of Cesarean Section Births?

 

Whether common knowledge or not, the Cesarean Section birth rate in the U.S. hovers around 31%. meaning that 1 of 3 babies in our country are born by Cesarean Section.  In the last 2 decades, the rate of Cesarean Section births has continued to rise, even for first-time mothers.  According to our national organization, ACOG, the most common reason for Cesarean Section birth among first-time mothers is abnormal progess in labor.  The rate of Cesarean Section birth among first-time mothers varies throughout the country, raising their concern for the re-evaluation and standardization of the definitions of 'normal labor progress' among practicing Obstetricians in our country.

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