Lawmakers: NY has dangerously high rate of C-section deliveries

State lawmakers are speaking out about New York's dangerously high rate of C-section deliveries.

News 12 Staff

Apr 27, 2022, 11:08 AM

Updated 809 days ago

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State lawmakers are speaking out about New York's dangerously high rate of C-section deliveries.
Hudson Valley Assemblymember Amy Paulin is among a number of state lawmakers calling for help to lower the number of expecting moms who are pressured into cesarian section births.
The state's C-section rate is at 32% - the 12th highest in the U.S. - and more than double the CDC's recommendation.
Low income and women of color are also disproportionately affected by those stats.
Lawmakers hope the passage of four new bills will help better protect and educate mothers. "Why is it the case that in some hospitals there is a 50% C-section rate? Why in some hospital is there a 10% C-section rate? What is happening? It’s not about the women," says Paulin.
The package will be introduced in the state legislature during the upcoming session.  


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