The Surprising Factor Behind a Spike in C-Sections


“The hospital where woman gives birth may be the single most important factor influencing whether or not she has a c-section.”

– Neel Shah, director of the Delivery Decisions Initiative at Ariadne Labs.


In this interview, Obstetrician Neel Shah explains why the hospital where a woman gives birth may the single most important factor in whether or not she has a Cesarean Birth. He says “C-sections in this country vary between 7% and 70% by hospital. It’s tenfold risk, depending on where you go.” Please listen to this informative and EYE OPENING talk (and check links bellow to find out your local cesarean rates) if you are interested and reducing your chance of a cesarean birth.



This talk can also be listened to on Youtube.



Consumer Reports: Your Biggest C-Section Risk May Be Your Hospital

What are my local hospital’s Cesarean Rates?

What is my doctor’s C-section rate? (scroll down to almost the bottom of the page)


Also read the American College of Gynecologists & Obstetricians stance in addressing this issue. >> Safe Prevention of the Primary Cesarean Delivery