TODAY   |  October 03, 2013

Study: C-sections are just as risky as natural births

An abundance in twins means more Americans are opting for cesarian sections, but a recent study shows that planned C-Sections are considered to have just as much risk of complications as natural deliveries.

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>> to fertility treatments, twin deliveries are becoming more common in the u.s. they are considered high risk pregnancies, planning a c-section rather than going into labor naturally does not lower the risk for negative outcomes. researcher divided 4,000 expectant mothers, into two groups, planned c-sections, and both groups had roughly the same risks for complications.