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08 August 2008 @ 01:19 pm
Who Are We?  
We are mothers... sisters... aunts... grandmothers... cousins... women... who have been directly effected by the cesarean birth epidemic in our country. Whether our cesarean birth was medically necessary or the result of an impatient doctor, we are all coming together for the same reasons, and that is to try and do something about the rising and unsafe c-section rates in our country today.

Since 1996 cesarean births have risen 45%.

That is a pretty strong statistic.
45% is a lot.
45% is a high number.

In 2000, The American Academy of Gynecologists and Obstetricians, as well as The American Medical Association, and The US Department of Health and Human Services all released major reports about the cesarean rates and stressing that they need to come down a significant amount.

Here we are in 2008 and our cesarean birth rates have only grown over the past 8 years.

Did the ACOG, AMA and Department of Health and Human services simply forget about these major reports? Did they ever address what they need to do to help reduce our dangerous cesarean rate?

The World Health Organization continues to stay on top of this issue considering we are over double what they consider to be safe in The United States.

Why are more people not concerned?