Cesarean Awareness: Why Are the Rates So High?


One in three babies in America are born by cesarean.1

Half of all babies in China are born by cesarean.2

Over three quarters of babies are born by cesarean in Brazil.3


The World Health Organization’s study on cesarean births (based on 97% of births worldwide) found that “An increased rate of intervention was associated with higher mortality and morbidity in mothers and neonates. Until further research gives new evidence, rates >15% may result in more harm than good.”4

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