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Rise in C-Sections 5/14/12

This is a support group for women who believe they've had unnecessary Cesarean sections. Rachel Beninati "I am still so angry about how she came into this world." Margaret Yawman "My frustration with my two Cesareans, it was just too much." The number of Cesareans is on the rise. Nearly one in every three babies in the U.S. is born via C-section. "There are some situations in which performing a C-section is to be preferred, but that's major surgery. In most cases, the safest way, for mother and baby, is to deliver vaginally."


If a woman's first birth is a C-section, there's about a 90 percent chance subsequent births will also be C-sections. Dr. Marvin Lipman "That doesn't have to happen. Many women who've had a C-section, especially with a low-transverse incision, are able to have a vaginal birth after a C-section. That's known as a V-BAC." But a woman seeking a V-BAC delivery can have trouble finding a doctor willing to try one. Dr. Marvin Lipman "Some doctors don't have the necessary support from their hospital or their malpractice insurance won't cover the procedure. If your doctor is willing to try a V-BAC, make sure that he or she has all the necessary information from a previous C-section." Almost all of these women were able to deliver their second child without having a C-section. Bruna Maltoni "It was the best experience in my life, the best experience." ."

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