The Rise in C-Section Births May Be Changing Human Evolution

Caesarean or c-sections are much more common today than in the past. In fact, in the United States, about one in three births happen by C-section, a rate that has risen dramatically over the past few decades.

More mothers now need surgery to deliver a baby due to their narrow pelvis size, according to a study. The regular use of Caesarean sections is having an impact on human evolution, say scientists.

Credit: Getty Images / Eric Feferberg
Credit: Getty Images / Eric Feferberg

Researchers say evolution is happening today!

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Maria Lianos Carbone

Maria Lianos-Carbone is owner of amotherworld.com, a leading lifestyle blog for women. Her first book, "Oh Baby! A Mom's Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year" will be published Spring 2018. Follow Maria on Instagram @amotherworld.

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