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The 10 Most Cesarean-Happy States in the U.S.

           

#3. LOUISIANA


Louisiana has the distinction of having the highest total cesarean rate, with 38.3% of births ending in a cesarean in 2014. Its low risk c-section rate of 31.1% in 2014, coupled with a 6.8% VBAC rate in 2013 make the state a tough place to have a baby vaginally.

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