27 June 2008

Caesars high in Canada

Turns out the caesar rate is not just high here in Australia where almost one-third of mothers have their children via caesarean section. Caesarean rates have risen in Oz from 18 per cent in 1991, to 30 per cent in 2005.

Canadian women are jumping on the caesar train as rates of obesity and 'older' motherhood are increasing. According to new reports, 1 in 4 Canadian women are having caesars. From 1993 to2006, Canada's caesarean rate increased from 17.6 percent to 26.3 percent. For Canada - one of the safest places in the world to givebirth - this rising rate is alarming. According to The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, more caesars puts more pressure on a maternity system that is already over-stretched.

We are seeing the future and it is not good.

Source: www.sogc.org

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