There are many factors related to the chance of cesarean Cesarean Section Rate Induction of labor Time of day Vitamin D deficiency (?) Physician's Cesarean Section Rate Mother's Age Type of Practice Nature of previous Pregnancies Availability of VBAC
The Public Citizen Health Research Group has estimated that half of the nearly one million cesareans performed every year are medically unnecessary.
As a patient, the way to avoid an unnecessary cesarean is to keep the lines of communication open with your provider
More Information: http://edition.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/12/17/birth.plan.tips/ http://www.childbirthconnection.org/article.asp?ck=10456 http://bit.ly/51eBe7 (Academic Thoughts on VBAC by @hilseb) http://bit.ly/4L9w1q (Ten thoughts on VBAC by Nicholas Fogelson)