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Obstetricians encourage natural childbirth to remove risks with c-section surgeries

Many women who have delivered a child by C-section – and who are deemed healthy candidates for vaginal delivery for subsequent births – choose to deliver again by C-section, often because they fear the pain of contractions associated with natural delivery or want the convenience of scheduling their births, which elective C-sections allow. A different dynamic is playing out in Newark, where obstetricians at Rutgers' New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) are countering that trend, counseling women who have had a C-section about the benefits and risks of natural or vaginal delivery for their next child.

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