Preventing First Cesareans- Consumer Statement


Many expectant parents are concerned about the high rate of cesareans. Indeed, they have reason for concern. One in three women in the United States (32.8%) now give birth by cesarean, and the dramatic rise in the cesarean rate has not improved outcomes for women or babies.  The World Health Organization recommends a cesarean rate between 5 and 15 percent, because data suggest that rates above 15 percent may do more harm than good. Cesareans can be lifesaving when they are needed, but when they are used without a medical reason, the risks can outweigh the benefits.

In order to bring down the rising cesarean rate in the U.S., the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AGOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) released guidelines for the “Safe Prevention of the Primary Cesarean” in February 2014. These groundbreaking guidelines recommend changing many standard elements of maternity care and have the potential to dramatically improve the quality and experience of maternity care for the women of New York City and across the United States. CiC has created a summary, available for free download, of some of the key recommendations made by ACOG and SMFM so that you can discuss them with your doctor or midwife.

Ask how your doctor or midwife and your hospital or birth center are responding to these new recommendations

Preventing First Cesareans- Consumer Statement


3 Responses to “Preventing First Cesareans- Consumer Statement”

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    • Idalia Says:

      So let me get this straight, since the US is also a high tech country you plan soon to give back all the plain states to the Sioux, Crow, Comanche etc and Florida back to the Seieonlms. When is New Jersey going to be given back to the Lenape?

    • Says:

      En fait et pour résumer car je suis perdu, ô Cassandre donnez moi la voie, cette histoire de « se sont succédé » donc 1+1+1+1 par conséquent on n’accorde pas, c’est comme les moutons d’Arte en fin de programme. Chacun précede l’autre avant de lui succéder, ils se sont donc succédés en se précédant…Cqfd 1+1+1+1+1. Un troupeau n’est qu’un amalgame d’individualité. Comme disait le « Baron noir ». Je vais allez dormir maintenant.

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