2005 Cesarean Rates by Hospital

They're here! The 2005 cesarean rates by Northern Virginia Hospital show the alarming reality that women will face birthing in a hospital today. Being informed consumers is more important now than ever before, with the National Cesarean Rate at 30.2%, and the Northern Virginia rates at over 36% (in 2005). The World Health Organization states that the rate being above 10-15% correlates to unneccessary cesareans being performed. Educated and empowered moms is more important now than ever before! Please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Cesarean Rates Rise Again

The Virginia Department of Health has released the 2006 Cesarean Rates by Hospital, and the rates are alarming! Click here to read more!

National Cesarean Rate Hits a New High

Recent Studies Show Cesareans Can Pose Dangers to Mothers and Babies

Release Highlights:

  • Cesarean rate at record high in U.S.
  • Cesarean rise coincides with CDC report that maternal death rate rising for the first time in decades.
  • World Health Organization data shows that mothers die at a higher rate in the U.S. than 40 other countries.
  • Consumer Reports includes cesarean on "10 overused tests and treatments"


Redondo Beach, CA, December 5, 2007 - The National Center for Health Statistics has reported that the cesarean rate has hit an all-time high of 31.1 percent.

CDC's Preliminary Data for 2006

"There's no doubt that cesarean surgery is being overused," said Pam Udy, president of the International Cesarean Awareness Network. "Unfortunately, despite its reputation as a harmless surgery, many women and babies are paying the high price of complications from this surgery."

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Cesarean Rate Jumps to Record High

1 in 3 pregnant women face surgical delivery

More Women Forced into Surgery;
Few Mothers Recognize They Can Reduce Their Risk of Surgery

Redondo Beach, CA, March 18, 2009 - The National Center for Health Statistics has reported that the cesarean rate hit an all-time high in 2007, with a rate of 31.8 percent, up two percent from 2006.

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Virginia C-section Rates by OB

Virginia Health Information has released information regarding OBs and their c-section rates. Information can be found at the Virginia Health Information website.C-section rates in Virginia

About ICAN

The International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by reducing preventable cesareans through education, supporting cesarean recovery, and advocating for vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Learn More About ICAN