One out of every four modern pregnancies ends with a cesarean section. Twenty years ago, the figure was one out of 20. There has been no reduction in birth defects or mortality due to the additional surgeries. Some people are alleging that cesarean sections are often performed because 1) It makes more money for the hospital and doctor. 2) It reduces the risk of lawsuit because the doctor can say, “Every possible procedure was performed.” 3) The doctor has more fun.