Birth Planning

Birth Planning for a Cesarean Delivery

Some women know before labor begins that they will be having a cesarean surgery. When the cesarean is planned, there are many options about how to handle that day. Other women decide to have a cesarean because of a problem or variation

Advocacy, Research

High primary cesarean rates are a multi-factorial problem

The problem with epidemiological associations is the wide variety of things which may be driving them.  For example, a new study  reports an association between hospital geographic location and the variation in primary cesarean delivery rates in the United States. This phenomena is not