C-Sections and V-BACs
Everything You Need To know About C-Sections (Cesarean Section)
A cesarean section, commonly referred to as a c-section, is the delivery of a newborn through a surgical incision in the woman’s abdomen and uterus as opposed to going through the birth canal, naturally. According to the CDC, the cesarean delivery rate in 2014 was 32.2% of all births. Over a million cesarean sections were performed and although the percentage growth has slowed down somewhat over the last few years, it's much higher than historical levels and it has CDC concerned. Some researchers even claim that half of the c-sections performed in the United States could have been safe vaginal deliveries. Percentage also varies greatly by hospitals, so it's good idea to do your research before deciding where to give birth, as the biggest risk factor of having a c-section might just be the hospital you pick.
Scheduled vs. Emergency Procedure
Depending on the circumstance and advice of your doctor, c-sections can either be scheduled or unplanned procedures. There are a couple main reasons that women have planned c-sections, according ... Read more