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Avoiding the Cesarean Epidemic

Posted on April 15, 2013 at 9:45 AM

The United States ranks 3rd in the world in Cesarean delivery rates, with fully one in three women in the US giving birth via cesarean.

Doctors are only recently beginning to acknowledge the dangers posed by multiple cesareans. Not only from having repeated (and often unnecessary) surgeries, but from the placenta itself, as the placenta can grow abnormally and actually invade the uterine wall. ABC News ran a story recently about this, with the apt title: "Placenta Gives Life, But Can Al...

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