The US birth rate rose to unexpected highs.
The US cesarean birth rate is 31.8%. Nearly 1 in 3 mothers are likely to be candidates for the surgical procedure therefore 1 in 3 babies may be candidates for complications of the birth by surgery. This rate is higher than most countries in the world, double the recommended rate by the World Health Organization and a 50% increase over the last 13 years.
CIMS, the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services, has released a press release calling for more transparency in maternity care. Read the Press Release here.
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