April is Cesarean Awareness Month. The U.S. cesarean rate stands at 32.9%, but some states have rates of more than 40%. “Cesareans are far from the niche occurrence of yesteryear. Every woman in her childbearing years MUST sit up and take notice of this alarming and astonishing rate of surgical delivery,” says ICAN President Desirre Andrews. “The rising cesarean rate and the resulting consequences are not going to go away on their own,” says Andrews. “Now more than ever, women and babies need access to evidence-based care.”
Let us know: what are you doing, in small or big ways, to increase awareness about the cesarean epidemic and its consequences?