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In The United States, 1 in 3 babies are born via cesarean section delivery. The reason for cesarean births can vary due to pregnancy complications, medical conditions, elective choice, or a result following a trial of labor. No matter what the reason, we want to bring visibility to those who have experienced cesarean birth in recognition of April being Cesarean Awareness Month.
In 2021, approximately 32% of all live births in the United States were cesarean section deliveries (this includes first-time and repeat cesareans). The rate of first-time cesarean section deliveries for women was 22%. After experiencing a cesarean delivery, 87% of women plan to deliver their next baby via repeat cesarean section while the other 13% plan for a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)..