Friday, July 07, 2006

Is the rising C-section rate really a problem?

One of the advantages of homebirth is a lower C-section rate. It is often claimed that C-section is dangerous for mothers and perhaps even for babies. There is no doubt that the C-section rate has risen dramatically during the past decades, yet the maternal and neonatal mortality rates have not risen in response. Doesn't that mean that C-sections are not as dangerous as homebirth advocates claim?


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