Increase in Cesarean Sections

What many women have already noticed is that rate of Cesarean Sections have risen in recent years. If you talk to moms about their birth story you will notice more stories that include having Cesarean sections than if you had the same discussion years ago.

The Cesarean delivery rate rose again in 2006, to 31.1 percent of all births, a 3 percent increase from 2005 and a new record high. The percentage of all births delivered by cesarean has climbed 50 percent over the last decade.

Moms that have had a Cesarean Section may opt to have a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After a Cesarean), but there has also been a decline in VBACs over the years. Part of the issue has been the question that is if a woman has had C-Section should she always have a C-section.

Source: CDC

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