I'm looking for a link to a site that lists the c-section rate from whenever they started keeping track to the most recent year available. It seems like the rate was around 20% in 1985 and 25% in 1990. I can't beleive it is up to 31% now. Would love to see a chart along with when the ultrasound, fetal monitoring, and cervidil were introduced. Can somebody help?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 4:55 PM on May. 21, 2010 in Pregnancy
Not exactly, but ABC news did a report on the sky rocketing c-section rates back in March. And the rates are a lot higher than 31%. At the hospital where I delievered it was 50% and at the hospital shown in the story it was 2 c-sections for every natural birth.
I wrote a commentary piece on it. If you're interested you can read it here.
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