In the spring of 2011, I researched, field produced, wrote and produced a half-hour story on giving birth in the U-S and the high number of cesareans that are performed. A healthy baby and a healthy mother should be at the core of any medical decision - everyone agrees with that - but some patients are beginning to question when natural childbirth may be a better option for them - and some doctors are asking if there are "unnecessareans" being performed.

This piece was part of a global series on maternal health titled Birthrights, which aired on Al Jazeera English.

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