Avera Health shares reasons to remove the stigma from C-sections


Nearly one third of all babies who are born in the US every year are delivered by cesarean, or C-section. There are lots of important reasons for when and why a baby is born with the help of surgery, yet there is also an ongoing debate about portraying such births as “unnatural.”

Dr. Kimberlee McKay is an OB-GYN with Avera Women’s Services and she joins us via Zoom today to explain how doctors and staff are working to remove the stigma that can sometimes surround a C-sections. She also shares what resources Avera is providing for all parents expecting a baby during the pandemic and whether or not we can expect a post-pandemic baby boom.

Every expectant mother has unique needs and hopes for delivery. At Avera Hospitals, you will receive care specifically tailored to you and your baby. To be connected to OB resources in your area, just go to avera.org\womens. And don’t forget to check out Avera’s Maybe-A Baby Web resources while you are online.

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