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CDC Report Details Increasing C-Sections and Fewer Preterm Births

A report released by the Centers for Disease Control showed a reduction in the premature birth rate and a large in increase in the number of caesarian section deliveries. The CDC report compiles data for 2009 and shows a slight decrease for all births from 2008 to 2009.

According to the report, the incidence of C-section births rose to almost 33% which is a record high. The rate of C-sections has been increasing steadily and is up nearly 60% since 1996. In 2009, half of all births to women 40 and older were C-sections.

The rate of births for babies born prior to the 37th week had risen by more than a third between 1981 and 2006. 2009 however marked the first sustained fall in preterm births, declining for the third straight year to 12.18%.

C-sections and preterm deliveries can be relatively safe procedures for both the child and mother when the doctors and medical staff use the appropriate skill and judgment. Unfortunately, failing to perform a timely C-section when medically necessary can result in serious fetal injuries and complications.

A variety of factors can cause a baby to be born preterm. One reason a baby may not go full term is Premature Rupture of the Membrane (PROM). While this can happen without any outside interference, it can also be caused by unnecessary or careless examinations by a doctor late in the pregnancy.

Injuries to a baby during birth are a traumatic and sometimes tragic events for a young family. There are some risks to newborns that current medical technology and practices are simply unable to overcome. In other instances, mistakes by doctors can result in injuries that could have been avoided with due care.

Source: Centers for Disease Control, Births: Preliminary Data for 2009 December 21, 2010

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