Labor and birth Soon, you'll experience the amazing process of childbirth! Find out how to spot the signs of labor, and get the facts on pain management, cesarean delivery, and more. • The cesarean section rate increased significantly for all race/ ethnicities over the time period except among African American mothers (Figure 3). • The percent of births to African American mothers that delivered by cesarean section was 21-42% higher than that of other race/ ethnicities. The cesarean section birth rate for African American

CIMS Fact Sheet: The Risks of Cesarean Section & Expectant Mother's Checklist Cesarean section is the most common major surgical procedure performed in the United States. The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) is concerned about the dramatic increase and ongoing overuse of cesarean section.