North Bay midwives reduce C-section rates

Despite the cost, and risk to mother and baby, the number of women giving birth by cesarean delivery, or C-section, increased by 60 percent in the U.S. between 1996 and 2009, and by 2011 it was the nation’s most common operating room procedure.

With a resurgence of midwives, however, studies show that C-section rates at hospitals where they are employed are much lower.  (North Bay Business Journal)