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New Research Initiative to Provide Expecting Mothers Vital Information on Pregnancy Care Options

A new research project at Ariadne Labs supported by Square Roots, a mission-driven company focused on defining and empowering healthy birth, will educate women on quality of care options by providing them with facility-level cesarean section rates. “C-section rates have surged 500 percent in just one generation. A hospital’s C-section rate is an important indicator of a woman’s risk of having an unnecessary C-section at that hospital,” said Ariadne Labs researcher Dr. Neel Shah, the project lead and an obstetrician-gynecologist at Beth Israel.