1 in 3 1st time deliveries by c-section
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|Tue, 08-31-2010 - 3:55pm|
From 1996 to 2007 the rate of cesarean delivery climbed by more than 50 percent, and "one in three first-time mothers are now being delivered by cesarean delivery," lead researcher Dr. Jun Zhang, of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, said during a press conference Monday.
In addition, more women than ever before are having repeat C-section deliveries and the rate of medically induced deliveries is high.