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How to avoid the risks and costs of unneeded C-sections
Los Angeles Times

On Danica McCluer’s last appointment before the due date of her first child, her doctor said measurements showed her baby was likely to be big. Instead of her having a natural birth, as McCluer had hoped, her doctor insisted that she undergo surgery and deliver the baby by caesarean section.

“I was really upset about it. I didn’t want a C-section,” says the 35-year-old mother of two from Costa Mesa. “I wish I had been given a chance to at least try to go into labor.”