In the short movie “Birth by the Numbers,” Gene Declercq, PhD, Professor of Maternal and Child Health at the Boston University School of Public Health, presents sobering statistics about birth in the United States. Providing credible data-based evidence, this 20-minute film debunks popular myths about what’s driving the United States cesarean rate increase.
The Birth by the Numbers website will be introducing a new blog feature, where you can follow the latest findings from the Listening to Mothers Survey. Check back in April 2013 for the launch!
There’s a new report under the International tab on global overuse and underuse of cesarean section. This is an interesting attempt to quantify the disparities in use of this procedure across high-resource and lower-resource countries. Take a look!