A new Consumer Reports investigation of more than 1,300 hospitals across the U.S. reveals that C-section rates for low-risk deliveries in the U.S. vary dramatically from hospital to hospital, even between those located in the same communities. Researchers estimate that almost half of the C-sections performed in the U.S. are not required. And performing a surgical birth can pose added risks to the mother and her child and also raise costs, research shows.
- Your Biggest C-Section Risk May Be Your Hospital. Consumer Reports. May 16, 2017