US C-Section Stats Compared To Other Places In The World Are Sky High

August 09, 2016

Women in the United States are giving birth by Cesarean Section twice more than the World Health Organization’s recommended rate. According to WHO, only 10 - 15 percent of births medically require a C-section. However, recent data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported a large increase in Cesarean births by 32.2 percent, a rate that has drastically risen over time from 5 percent in 1970 and 20 percent in 1996.

US C-Section Stats Compared To Other Places In The World Are Sky High

There are many reasons that can be tied to the increase in C-Section in the U.S., one of which is the rise of fetal monitoring or fetal surveillance. The abnormal and unestablished fetal heart rate tracings and other presumed abnormalities in fetal status cause 23% of intrapartum caesarean deliveries.

Appropriate use of medical apparatus like Fetal Monitor Transducers aids in decreasing the number of unnecessary C-section births. WHO suggests that medical practitioners should not undertake caesarean sections purely to meet a given target or rate, but rather focus on the needs of patients.

Fetal Monitor Transducers, which are equipment used to periodically check the baby’s heart rate and the mother’s contractions, are widely available in the market with AIV Inc. leading the industry. AIV Inc. not only supplies healthcare institutions with these transducers, but also provides repair services for fetal monitoring equipment. For more model details and fetal monitor support, visit AIV Inc.’s fetal transducer section at

About the Author

Laura Collier

Laura Collier

Laura Collier has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of North Florida. She is the Marketing Manager at AIV, Inc.

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