Grassroots Network Message 903011
From Citizens for Midwifery:
CDC releases birth stats for 2007
Today the CDC released the Preliminary Data for births in 2007. The birth rate is up, and so is the cesarean section rate, now nearly 32% of all births: “The cesarean delivery rate rose 2 percent in 2007, to 31.8 percent, marking the 11th consecutive year of increase and another record high for the United States.”
The CDC’s press release is included below. And you can find the entire report at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr57/nvsr57_12.pdf
Susan Hodges “gatekeeper”
Can midwives reduce or change this trend? Instead of coming up with the words, I will point in the direction of the experts for now.