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Cesarean Rate Reaches (Another) Record High

32.9% of Births Resulting In Major Abdominal Surgery; 13th Consecutive Year to Show Increase
Redondo Beach, CA, December 21, 2010 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics has reported that the cesarean rate hit another record high in 2009, with a preliminary rate of 32.9 percent. The findings reflect the [...]

Cesarean Rate Jumps Again To Record High: 32.3%

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Cesarean Rate Jumps Again To Record High; 32.3% of Births Resulting In Major Abdominal Surgery
12th Consecutive Year to Show Increase
Redondo Beach, CA, April 6, 2010 – The National Center for Health Statistics has reported that the cesarean rate hit another record high in 2008 with a rate of 32.3 percent, up 2.6 [...]

ACOG Spokesman: C-section Rise “not going to be good for anybody”

An article in today’s New York Times discusses the report released yesterday by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) on the continued rise in cesareans. The article quotes Dr. George A. Macones:
The continuing rise “is not going to be good for anybody,” said Dr. George A. Macones, the chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at [...]

Mapping US Cesarean Rates

Jill at the Unnecessarian has posted this stunning map of the 2007 state-by-state cesarean rates in the U.S. The map was crated by Unnecessarian reader Jessica Turon. It’s one thing to know the rates, it’s another to see it visually:

All I want for Christmas is…an induction?

The graph below shows how births vary by day of the week and even by holidays using data on births from the CDC during the months of November, December, and January from 1994 to 2001. The blue lines depict the actual number of births, while the red lines show the average number of births by [...]

Best of the Birth Blogs – Week Ending November 29

Your weekly one-stop for highlights from the birth blogosphere. Visit weekly for the latest on childbirth, especially related to cesarean prevention, recovery, and VBAC. To nominate a blog post to be featured here, email me at blog@ican-online.org
VBAC Facts – Finding VBAC Statistics for Your Hospital and State: Jen responds to one reader with tips on [...]