- Nearly one-third of the 4.3 million childbirths in 2006 were delivered via C-section, compared with one-fifth in 1997.
- C-sections are more costly than vaginal deliveries, $4,500 versus $2,600 in deliveries without complications, and $6,100 versus $3,500 in deliveries with complications.
- Therefore, although C-sections account for 31 percent of all deliveries, they account for 45 percent of all costs associated with delivery.
- C-sections account for 34 percent of all deliveries by women who are privately insured but only 25 percent of deliveries by women who are uninsured.
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Terri's comments: Come on people, wake up. This section rate is absolute lunacy!
And VBACs are safe and possible- but, you have to be prepared. Get a good midwife, childbirth educator, doula, and read, read, read!