Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Safe Births

With labor and delivery on my mind, it's no wonder I was drawn to this article about a healthier rate of C-sections within a Navajo community.

Even though we have chosen to have home births (with 3 of our 4 children), I don't necessarily think that it is for everyone. I do, however, find our country's Cesarean rates alarming. This is another area where our so-called health care is lacking. When we looked at the world statistics, B and I knew that we would rather not be part of the U.S. trends.

1 comment:

Staci Thomas said...

C-section rate at our local hospital is 34%!!!!! And it is not a high risk pregnancy hospital, either. Just a normal, mid-size city hospital. Crazy. Hope this upcoming labor and delivery goes very well. Can't wait to hear the news!