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Unnecessary Induction of Labor Increases Risk of Cesarean Section and Other Complications, Study Suggests
Induction of labor for non-recognized indications was associated with a 67% increased relative risk of cesarean section (compared with spontaneous labor).
ScienceDaily | March 6, 2012

 

C-Section Delivery May Be Risky For Smaller Preemies
When a fetus isn't growing as expected, doctors get worried. Often they decide to deliver a baby like that early by cesarean section, figuring it's the safer way to go. But C-sections aren't always best for baby, according to new research.
NPR.org | February 10, 2012 | By Nancy Shute

Why has the USA's cesarean section rate climbed so high?
Impatience could help explain the rising U.S. cesarean section rate, given that a high percentage of such deliveries probably are performed before women are in active labor, a new National Institutes of Health-sponsored study shows.
USA TODAY | August 30, 2010 | By Rita Rubin

Weighing the risk and rewards of vaginal birth after a C-section
She knew the statistics about vaginal birth after a C-section, that only about 60% to 80% who try for a VBAC actually have one. But she also knew that when the time came, she'd just have to decide for herself.
LA Times | April 26, 2010 | By Taffy Brodesser-Akner

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