Reading About Cesarean Birth…

It’s been a week for articles of interest about Cesareans:

UNICEF has issued a new report: State of the World’s Children 2009: Maternal and Newborn Health, which reiterates the UN recommendation for a cesarean rate range of 5% to 15%. (Average rates in the US are above 30%.)

Time Magazine has an article in its latest issue addressing the sea change in hospital policies toward VBACs (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean): http://tinyurl.com/cg6oqo

And while not new, I found this article about the impact of lack of sleep on rates of longer labors and cesareans: http://tinyurl.com/bqubs2 at the site of a fellow Birthing From Within® mentor in Vancouver, BC.

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