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00000181-fa79-da89-a38d-fb7f2a950000Cesarean deliveries have increased over the last 15 years, in Seattle, and around the state—for no apparent medical reason. Now hospitals around the state are trying to bring those rates back down.In a new series called "Labor Intensive," KUOW looks at what some hospitals are doing to cut down on excessive deliveries by C-section.Read stories from the series and explore others about birth and parenting.

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Jason Beaubien is a Peabody award-winning journalist. He's filed stories from more than 60 countries around the world. His reporting tends to focus on issues in lower-income countries. Often his reports highlight inequities, injustices and abuses of power. He also regularly writes about natural disasters, wars and human conflict. Over the last two decades he's covered hurricanes in the Caribbean, typhoons in the Philippines, multiple earthquakes in Haiti, the Arab Spring, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the drug war in Mexico.