What is the Cascade of Obstetric Interventions?

When healthy, low risk women agree to obstetric interventions recommended by their doctors, it can set the stage for additional interventions, including cesarean surgery. Eugene Declercq, Ph.D, of Birthbythenumbers.org, has analyzed the reasons for the rising culture of obstetric interventions in the U.S. The common reasons given for the nearly 33% cesarean rate in the …

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