Non-Medical Factors Drive the Decision to Perform Cesareans

A Newsweek article points to a systematic review (a study of studies) finding that doctors perform cesareans in the belief that it will protect them from being sued, but that isn’t the half [...]


2017 U.S. Birth Statistics Head in the Wrong Direction

According to provisional U.S. data for 2017, after four years of inching downward from 32.9% in 2013 to 31.9% in 2016, the overall cesarean rate rose by a tenth of a percentage point to 32.0% in [...]


Helpful Lamaze Blog Post on Obstetric Violence

“What Is Obstetric Violence and What if it Happens to You?” posted in Lamaze International’s “Giving Birth with Confidence,” defines obstetric violence, lays out [...]

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