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Issues with non-necessary c-sections

Maryland residents who are expecting the birth of a new baby should know that their vigilance and active participation in a mother's prenatal care and the labor and delivery experience can matter a lot. Despite many medical advances, pregnancy and childbirth do still come with an associated set of risks. According to Consumer Reports, however, some of these risks may be completely unnecessary and actually introduced by the hospitals at which women give birth. 

It has been identified by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine that the number of non-medically required Cesarean births performed in the United States has risen. At the same time the number of deaths among mothers may actually have increased. These c-section births that are deemed not to have been necessary may actually contribute to as many as 20,000 serious complications every year. 

Many things may make a c-section birth the best option including the position of the baby or the placenta as well as the presence of other health conditions in the mother. But in a low-risk pregnancy, a c-section may actually introduce a level of risk that was otherwise not at all present. Some research shows that the rate of non-necesary c-sections varies greatly by hospital and even going to a facility a few miles away may put a mother in a place where she is less apt to undergo a procedure she and her baby do not need. 

If you would like to learn more about the risks associated with a Cesarean birth or other dangers faced by mothers and newborns, please feel free to visit the C-section risk page of our Maryland birth injury website.

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Michael H. Bereston, Inc.
138 Main Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 2990
Annapolis, MD 21401

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