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Words mothers used to describe their c-section birth worldwide as of 2017

This statistic depicts the percentage of mothers worldwide who used select words to describe their cesarean birth as of 2017. According to the data, 46.8 percent of women said that their cesarean birth was traumatic at that time.

Percentage of mothers worldwide who described their cesarean birth experience as follows as of 2017

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Release date

March 2017



Survey time period


Number of respondents

821 respondents

Special properties

Women who had cesarean births

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Question 5: "Would you describe your experience as..." (more than one answer possible)

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