By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A new study has some dramatic results: C-section complication rates are 5 times higher at some hospitals than others.

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This is an important study because complications of caesarian sections affect more than ten percent of childbirths.

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There are many reasons for caesarian sections that are justified and can actually improve care and be beneficial for the child but, in recent years, there has been a tendency to have so-called convenience C-sections that are done for non-medical reasons. These are the procedures that are frowned upon and are being targeted as areas of concern.

In addition, medical organizations are watching closely that physicians are not performing C-sections on patients for their own convenience.

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If you are pregnant, talk with you doctor about C-sections and the philosophy you both have.