Birth Environment

Top 5 Current Trends in Birth Environments

Most experts recommend vaginal births for women with low-risk pregnancies.  And indeed research shows that vaginal births may have a positive impact on a child’s health and particularly in developing the child’s immune system. In cases of high-risk pregnancies, however, cesarean sections (c-sections) can have life-saving results.

The World Health Organization recommends a c-section rate of between 10% and 15%. According to WHO, there is limited evidence showing that c-section rates above 15% have positive birth outcomes.

Various surveys indicate that cesarean section (c-section) rates in the United States have risen drastically over the years. In 1965 for example, the … Read More