C-Section Shift: Rate Drops at 38 Weeks, Rises at 39

June 27, 2013 11:44 AM

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C-Section Shift: Rate Drops at 38 Weeks, Rises at 39

The U.S. rate of Cesarean section births is holding steady, although there has been a drop in the rate of c-sections performed on babies born slightly earlier than full-term, a new report says.

Between 2009 and 2011, the rate of c-sections was unchanged, lingering around 31 percent, according to the report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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