26 min

S4 E3: Why Are America's C-Section Rates So High? with Dr. Neel Shah Spilling Chai

    • Self-Improvement

Five of the 10 most common medical interventions performed in the US are related to childbirth, and cesarean sections are the most widely performed surgery in the US. The cesarean section delivery rate has increased 500 (!!!) percent since 1970, and today more women die from pregnancy-related complications in America than any other rich country in the world. So what is driving America's insanely high C-sections numbers? In this episode, Anushay Hossain speaks with Dr. Neel Shah, the OB-GYN on a mission to reduce the rate of unnecessary cesareans, and ensuring women know the truth for their own health and the health of their babies.

Five of the 10 most common medical interventions performed in the US are related to childbirth, and cesarean sections are the most widely performed surgery in the US. The cesarean section delivery rate has increased 500 (!!!) percent since 1970, and today more women die from pregnancy-related complications in America than any other rich country in the world. So what is driving America's insanely high C-sections numbers? In this episode, Anushay Hossain speaks with Dr. Neel Shah, the OB-GYN on a mission to reduce the rate of unnecessary cesareans, and ensuring women know the truth for their own health and the health of their babies.

26 min