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Giveaway: Guess the 2007 U.S. Cesarean Rate, Win Two Books!

The CDC is going to release the 2007 U.S. c-section rate sometime this month-- possibly tomorrow.

Leave a comment with your guess as to what the percentage of births by cesarean was in 2007.

The commenter with the closest guest will receive two books: Pushed by Jennifer Block (Hardcover) and Birth as an American Rite of Passage by Robbie E. Davis-Floyd (Paperback- First Edition)



The contest ends as soon as that press release comes out. If it comes out tomorrow as expected, you should enter now! Tell a friend.

(Will ship to anywhere in North America)

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Reader Comments (44)

I'm guessing 32.4%

Way too damn high. :(

December 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTara

I'm going to guess 32.1%. . .

December 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLauren Cooper

My guess is 33.6%.

Makes me want to cry.

December 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMary

oops...Mary from above 33.6%...forgot to enter my email.

December 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMary

I say 35%.

December 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTara G



December 11, 2008 | Unregistered Commentererika~ inspired mama musings

Oh, I will guess 36.5%.

December 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterT.G.


December 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJill H.


Edit: I'm adding onto Eme's comment that her fourth baby was delivered a month ago - 11 pounds, 4 ounces. No episiotomy, no tears.

Congratulations! Enjoy a nice holiday season snuggling that chubby little baby!

December 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEme

I am going to guess 41% I know waaaaayyyyy too many women having c-sections nowadays.

December 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterShaina
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Thanks for wanting to comment. This is an archive of a blog that once was. Take care! Jill