A new study conducted in 19 states between 2002 and 2009 found that cesarean deliveries jumped from 27 percent of births in the United States to 34 percent. The report comes from HealthGrades, a source for physician information and hospital quality outcomes. In trying to understand why the rate of c-section births have increased, the report stipulates the following reasons have played a role:
- Convenience in delivery timing for the doctor or the mother,
- Women giving birth later in life, which raises the risk of complications during pregnancy and delivery
- Pregnant women's lack of understanding of the potentially serious complications of C-sections
- and more...
For more information on this new report, read the complete article at USA Today.