According to Canada.com, Canadian c-section rates are climbing at a fast pace - too fast. Many experts think the extra...
According to Canada.com, Canadian c-section rates are climbing at a fast pace - too fast. Many experts think the extra high c-section rates are due to unnecessary labor induction and leaders of Canada’s pregnancy specialists are urging doctors to stop and think before inducing labor. The leaders note, unless there's an actual compelling medical reason, docs should not induce labor. Inductions rate in Canada were at just 11.9% back in 1980 but have climbed to about 20% currently. This isn't just an issue in Canada either. Some studies show that at least half of all mamas giving birth in a hospital experience some sort of labor induction techniques and many more experience multiple birth interventions. As noted above research shows that induction is more likely to lead to a c-section birth than natural labor. That's bad news for both babies and mamas, as c-sections can have many negative side effects. What this means to you... If you're pregnant and have decided to give birth in a hospital setting, you're at risk for birth interventions including labor induction and c-sections. To avoid interventions that are unnecessary you can do the following:

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