Women's perceptions of childbirth risk and place of birth.

  title={Women's perceptions of childbirth risk and place of birth.},
  author={Mary B Regan and Katie Gresia McElroy},
  journal={The Journal of clinical ethics},
  volume={24 3},
In the United States, clinical interventions such as epidurals, intravenous infusions, oxytocin, and intrauterine pressure catheters are used almost routinely in births in the hospital setting, despite evidence that the overutilization of such interventions likely plays a key role in increasing the need for cesarean section (CS).' In 2010, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 32.8 percent of births in the U.S. were by CS.2 The U.S. National Institutes… CONTINUE READING
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