Cesarean Birth (C-Section)

Cesarean birth

A cesarean birth is the delivery of a baby through an incision (cut) made in the mother's abdomen and uterus.

There are many reasons for cesarean delivery. The world health organization advocates a cesarean rate below 10%. In 2016, the cesarean rate was 8.6% for the midwifery service at UH St. John Medical Center. Currently in the United States we are approaching 30%. Cesarean birth can be a life saving technique for both mom and baby. The increase is due to many medical, legal, social and financial factors.

The best cesarean to avoid is the first. If you have had a previous cesarean and choose to have a repeat cesarean you may still chose midwifery care for prenatal visits. Many certified nurse midwives will assist the obstetrician in surgery during the cesarean thus providing the continuity through the delivery.

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