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March 28th, 2012, 11:17 AM
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This is a long article but I think it's pretty interesting!

Cesarean Sections in the U.S.: The Trouble with Assembling Evidence from Data | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network
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March 29th, 2012, 02:13 PM
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Thanks for sharing that. I have always been one who believed that the c-section rate was far too high in the US, and I still believe that many doctors rush to do one, but there were a lot of things in that article that I had never considered before.
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March 30th, 2012, 07:10 PM
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Very informative article. Thank you for sharing. As someone who felt she was forced into a c-section, I found the article very helpful.
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April 3rd, 2012, 01:54 PM
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The data on obesity was the fascinating part to me, that adjusting for American rates of obesity the rate of c-sections comes down to match other developed nations. Really fascinating. I had never associated c-sections with obesity in my head, so hearing that you're more likely to have one if you're overweight or obese was news to me.
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