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Study Suggests C-Section and Induced Births on the Decline in the U.S.

Study Suggests C-Section and Induced Births on the Decline in the U.S.

New research indicates that the rate of late preterm and early term births by C-section or labor induction has declined as experts warn of the risk of birth injury. Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the study was conducted by a group of international researchers who analyzed about 30 million births from 2006 to 2015 in Canada, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States. Their findings indicate that in the U.S. (where the majority of the births studied occurred), “early term birth rates decreased from 33.0% in 2006 to 21.1% in 2014 among births with clinician-initiated obstetric intervention.” Non-medical support during labor is recommended by the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology to reduce the risk for injury at birth that C-sections and labor inductions may pose.

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