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6 Myths About C-Sections, Busted

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 04.23.2015 | Parents

Even though nearly a third of births in the U.S. are caesarean sections, it seems there are still misconceptions about the procedure. Just this month,...

Anna Almendrala

More Than Half Of C-Sections Performed In U.S. Aren't 'Medically Necessary' | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.16.2015 | Parents

Pregnant American women give birth via caesarean section at more than double the rate the World Health Organization recommends. Outcomes for both m...

Why C-Section Rates In America Are Soaring

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.25.2014 | Parents

Currently, roughly one in three American babies are born via caesarean section. But according to The New Yorker's new short documentary, "An Unnecessa...

Brazil Isn't The Only Country With A Startlingly High C-Section Rate

Posted 04.25.2014 | Parents

Often, cesarean sections are unquestionably life-saving for mothers and their babies. In other instances, however, they're performed unnecessarily on ...

Catherine Pearson

Large Variation In C-Section Rates | Catherine Pearson | Posted 03.15.2013 | Parents

Cesarean delivery is the most common surgery performed in the United States, but there is enormous variation in C-section rates across the country, a ...

Here's One Way to Make Childbirth Safer

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

I am glad that Johnson renewed the much-needed attention to the dangers of childbirth. But I hope that his piece does not reignite the overly-simplistic midwife vs. doctor debate. What we need is a healthy dialogue between these two groups of experts.