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C-sections on the rise, especially with higher income moms

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Births by cesarean section are on the rise, specially among higher income mothers.

Thirty years ago, women who had either emergency or elective C-sections were more likely to be from a lower social background.

But those trends have changed over the years.

Rates of emergency C-sections are now the same for all income levels, but babies born by elective surgery are more likely to belong to moms from higher social classes.

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