Tuesday, November 21, 2006
U.S. Caesarean deliveries rise
In August I posted a study that found a Caesarean delivery more than triples a woman's risk of dying in childbirth compared to a vaginal birth. The rate of Caesarean births has increased again in 2005.
The Caesarean delivery rate for U.S. women hit a record high in 2005, spiking by nearly 50 percent in a decade, while teen births fell to a new low and births by unmarried mothers rose, according to government data.
I cannot understand why doctors allow scheduled C-sections. Unless there is a predetermined condition that doesn't allow for a vaginal birth these women should not be allowed to decide when the baby is going to arrive.
Labels: Baby's health