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Rate of Early C-Sections Has Slowed, Study Finds
New York Times

In a trend that public health officials call encouraging, fewer women are undergoing early-term Caesarean deliveries, according to new government data. The findings are part of a broad shift in the rate of Caesarean deliveries, which had risen steeply since the mid-1990s. From 1996 to 2009, the Caesarean delivery rate soared by 60 percent, accounting for a record 33 percent of births nationwide.