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The percentage of babies delivered by cesarean section in the United States has increased dramatically over the past several decades, but that trend is now reversing, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Generally,
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The report also said c section rates decreased across all maternal age and racial groups between 2009 and 2013. But the c section rate dropped by 6 percent among white women, whereas among black and Hispanic women, it dropped 1 percent over the study period. The c section rate for women under age 40 decreased 6 percent, while for those over age 40, it dropped 2 percent.
The largest decline was observed among women who were 38 weeks pregnant at time of delivery, according to the report. For these women, the rate of low risk cesarean decreased 9 percent between 2009 and 2013. isn’t an accident. In recent years, there’s been a push to reduce the number of unnecessary, or not medically needed, c section deliveries for first time moms,
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"I question why we would perform an additional 440,000 open surgeries on women without evidence of benefit," Caughey told Live Science in an email. "Thus, part of the focus [on lowering the c section rate] is an effort to make sure we are doing medically indicated cesareans, and that our indications [for doing the surgery] have a basis in the evidence."
The vast majority of women about 90 percent who deliver their first child by c section will go on to deliver all of their children by c section, Caughey said. And those subsequent surgeries pose more risk of complications than the first, he added.
"We have a large rise in cesareans from 1995 to 2009 that has leveled off," Caughey said. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.