The dynamics of the operating room mean women are not always the decision maker for their newborns.
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
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