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More women in the US use midwives

Jennifer White recently gave birth to her baby with the help of a certified nurse-midwife. The first-time mother decided on a home birth after learning how many hospitals opt for cesarean sections. Arkansas’ rate of cesarean sections is 33-35%, a number too high for White’s comfort. (1)

At-home childbirths surging in popularity


As contemporary hospitals cling to hasty, drug and surgery birthing procedures, more women are deciding to take a natural approach to birth. Women are beginning to feel more comfortable giving birth in their own home under the care of a midwife, rather than succumbing to surgery-based hospital care, which practically treats birth like a disease. In a 21-year period, the U.S. cesarean rate rose from 4.5 percent in 1965 to 24.1 percent in 1986. The C-section rates have climbed ever since.