C-Section Births at Extreme High in U.S.
It’s now the most common surgical procedure in the country.
Celebrities get them all the time, and now, one in three babies born in America are delivered via C-section, the most popular surgical procedure in the country.
From 1996-2007, the rate of caesarian procedures rose 53 percent, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, who just released their latest study this week.
The reasons for the increase in the procedure vary – a C-section poses less complications than regular childbirth, and is sometimes necessary for twins and multiples. Also, some doctors have been performing the surgery in order to avoid lawsuits. And of course, some mothers prefer the procedure over a long and painful labor.
But, one can’t forget a C-section is still a major surgical procedure that has potential complications of its own. (ABC News)