Nurses ramp up efforts to lower U.S. cesarean rates – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889
In the United States, cesarean births have increased from 20% to 32% over the past 22 years.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports cesarean rates as high as 37% in states such as Florida and Louisiana. Studies also have shown rates vary widely from hospital to hospital.
While C-sections are medically necessary in some cases, researchers estimate that almost half of these procedures performed in the U.S. are not necessary.