Abby Block, CD(DONA), CBC

Doula & Breastfeeding Support ~ Serving Brooklyn & NYC

Avoiding the costs and risks of Cesareans

Abby BlockComment

One of the big reasons I get hired by my clients is because they want to avoid a c-section. In the U.S., our national c-section rate is about 33%, just over more than twice that of the rate recommended by the World Health Organization, which is 15%. Why are they performed so often then? Many people believe it's motivated financially, which it may be in some cases, but for most, it may be more motivated by the risk tolerance of a woman's OB. 

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