Health Officials Trying to Lower C-Section Rates

by Mark Friedman  on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 12:00 am  

He said Baptist Health doctors also don’t induce labor before the 39th week of pregnancy unless there is a medical reason to do so. Women who are induced face a higher rate of having a C-section, said Corry, of Childbirth Connection.

Having to induce labor could mean that the baby isn’t “ready to be born yet,” she said.

“That’s why we recommend going into spontaneous labor.”



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