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Too Posh To Push?: Caesarian Section In America

April 19, 20139 min
Has vaginal natural childbirth become an archaic, boring inconvenience for an increasing number of women in America?Has vaginal natural childbirth become an archaic, boring inconvenience for an increasing number of women in America?The answer is yes, according to Nathanael Johnson, author of All Natural, and the numbers and consequences of this modern approach to birth are shocking.In the last ten years, the Caesarean rate has increased from 22% to 32%, some 500,000 surgeries a year, all while infant mortality rates have gone up in the United States.Maternal injury and death rates are up, too.

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