Cesarean rate climbed to 32.3% in 2008

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the cesarean rate in the United States has now reached 32.3%, up 50% since 1996.  This goes beyond medical negligence; it should really be considered a crime against women and babies.  This Reuters article gives more details about birth statistics for the United States.

Please join the Georgia Birth Network for a cesarean awareness rally outside of Piedmont Hospital on April 17 from 1 – 4 pm.  It’s up to us to make a stand against unnecessary surgery.  I hope to see you there!