Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Risks in Pregnancy - short video clip

American Pregnancy Association posted this short video that addresses rising rates of complications in pregnancy. It appears that the increased cesarean rate has also caused an increased in some serious complications. It is major surgery so it's not too surprising this would be the case. I guess we get the ad along with the free here to view it: American Pregnancy

Something to think about...
On average, a c-section brings in twice the revenue of a vaginal birth. Today, the c-section is the single most common surgical procedure performed in the United States. The first hospitals to adopt controls on early elective inductions have been nonprofits. Early inductions often lead to cesarean births because the mother's body is not ready for delivery and the result is "failed induction" and c-section birth. Cesareans are necessary at times, but too often they are not needed.
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