The number of women having C-sections in the United States reaches new highs.
The National Center for Health Statistics says it rose over 50-percent from 1996 to 2007.
Women delivering via cesarean section now make up a third of all births.
The biggest spike was seen in babies considered "late preterm," meaning they were thirty-four to thirty-six weeks old at delivery.
Studies have gone back and forth on the benefits versus risks of C-section deliveries. The best advice for mothers-to-be is to talk with their doctor about their options.