Nearly one-third of women had C-sections in 2005, a major jump from the number in 1995, when only one-fifth of women delivered babies by Caesarean. The study was done by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and also said that the sharpest decline in natural birth was from women who had already given birth to first child through C-section. Another possible cause for the decline is, like Christina Aguilera, women in America are just afraid of getting their junk torn up by pushing a kid out. Doctors definitely took an X-acto to X-tina! [UPI, Daily Mail]
This whole stat seems like it's leaving out a lot of really important info. Back in 1995 VBACs (vaginal birth after caesarean) were just coming into vogue. Before that, it was "once a c always a c". Clearly, things have happened with an across the board vbac birth policy that takes other factors into account that would go for a planned c. ALSO, I would like to know the average age of a woman giving birth in 95 vs. today. That could also skew the stat.
Also, what does it MATTER how you deliver a baby. Doesn't matter how you do it: it never tickles. I JUST don't understand why anyone would care how you get the kid out so long as it does exit the womb at the appropriate time. I bet they're the same vagithugs who look down on women getting epidurals and shit.