C-Section Rates in Alabama (1996)

This is from nearly two decades ago, and the literature was concerned that c-section rates were as high as 25%. Now the rate in Alabama overall is 38% and in some counties it’s as high as 68% (per the Alabama Public Health Department link I also posted). C-sections vs vaginal birth isn’t what I was considering when I wrote the proposal, but upon reconsideration it would be worth it to include vaginal birth vs c-section in the study, not just home birth vs hospital birth. This would require further research into why c-sections happen when not medically necessary and the literature on VBACs, etc.

edit, corrected link:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1523-536X.1996.tb00456.x/abstract

 

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