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In California, where moms deliver affects whether they have C-section
Modern Healthcare

For a low-risk, first-time mom, one of the biggest factors in whether she’ll have a cesarean birth is the hospital in which she delivers.In California, C-section rates can vary widely, even for healthy women carrying a single, full-term baby who isn’t breech. In hospitals across the state, C-section rates in 2014 swung as low as 12% to as high as 70%.This week, the California Hospital Assessment and Reporting Taskforce, established in 2004 to track hospital performance, released a large dataset on C-section, breastfeeding and episiotomy rates at individual hospitals.