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The Ohio Department of Health has released terrible statistics about cesarean rates in their state. 

In 2008, 27.1% of low-risk, first time mothers gave birth by cesarean section. 

Almost a third of healthy women cannot give birth vaginally in Ohio hospitals?  They receive major abdominal surgery (which has an increased risk of maternal death among many other infant and maternal complications).

I’m certain Ohio is not alone.  Good for them for revealing these numbers!

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