Results from more than 10,000 deliveries in 23 hospitals with the intention of increasing the vaginal birth rate (decreasing the caesarean rate) provided startlingly clear results.  A patient who is in labor and has a cervical dilation of 4cm or more had approximately 1-10 chance of needing a C-section.  However patients who had an induced labor had approximately 1-3 chance of needing a C-section.  If you’re serious about reducing the C-section rate here’s where you start – Let Labor Happen!