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Restoring the Microbiome in C-section Babies

Medical Discovery News | Posted 06.08.2016 | Science
Medical Discovery News

There are many pros and cons for a woman when choosing either a caesarian C-section or natural birth. Sometimes medical circumstances push the mother...

Choosing a C-Section: A Modern Controversy | Posted 06.03.2016 | Parents

Is it a matter of sticking to tradition, or do those against elective C-sections really have an argument worth listening to?

How I Finally Came To Terms with My C-Section

Jenny Evans | Posted 04.29.2016 | Parents
Jenny Evans

If it weren't for emergency C-sections, my son and I wouldn't be here today. Over the past year and a half, I've written and re-written this post mor...

Please Don't Say This To A C-section Mom

Jenny Witte | Posted 04.14.2016 | Parents
Jenny Witte

I had another friend that asked if I felt like I had "missed out" on giving birth. I'm sorry, but I'm pretty sure I gave birth.

What C-Section Mothers Want You To Know

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 03.31.2016 | Parents

1. Their experience isn't open for judgement. Doctors, hospitals and public health officials across the United States are working to help lower the na...

C-Section Infection Risks and How to Avoid Them

Phyllis Greenberger | Posted 03.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Phyllis Greenberger

In the busy, challenging days after childbirth, it is critical that a mother is able to heal and recover as quickly as possible in order to care for her new baby.

New Evidence That We Just Need To Give Women More Time To Labor

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 03.22.2016 | Parents

The time that a woman spends in the second stage of labor -- when she pushes, then finally delivers her baby -- is among the most intense stretches of...

Tiny Cheetah Cubs Fighting For Survival After Rare C-Section Birth

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 03.21.2016 | Science

NEW YORK, March 20 (Reuters) -- Five cheetah cubs are fighting for their lives after being delivered prematurely at a Cincinnati zoo by a cesarean sec...

Yes, I Loved My C-Sections

Well Rounded NY | Posted 03.14.2016 | Parents
Well Rounded NY

Cesarean sections often symbolize some kind of failure or unhappy ending of a story. My first c-section was the scary emergency kind, but my second was planned. Both times, they felt like a relief.

Adorable Baby Gorilla Delivered By Rare C-Section

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 02.24.2016 | Science

A newborn gorilla is doing well after she was delivered by a rare emergency cesarean section at an English zoo. A team of vets and doctors at the Bris...

New Technique Could Give C-Section Babies The Benefits Of Vaginal Birth

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living

In a new procedure, doctors wiped down the skin of newborns delivered by cesarean section with a gauze carrying their mothers' vaginal fluid. The doct...

Being There For The Beautiful Birth Of My Grandbaby

Lisa Pullen Kent | Posted 01.24.2016 | Fifty
Lisa Pullen Kent

After teaching my yoga class this morning, I find I have several voicemails from my son, Jeremy, whose wife is rapidly approaching her due date. I've been waiting for this call, prepared to drop everything and go for the birth of their first child; my first grandchild. And now it's time.

How These Nurses Want To Change The C-Section Experience

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.31.2015 | Parents

A group of labor and delivery nurses have developed a way to give mothers who deliver their babies via C-section a powerful maternal experience. Regis...

6 Things You Should Know About Uterus Transplants

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living

Ten women in the United States will soon be chosen to undergo the nation's first uterus transplants, as part of a study at the Cleveland Clinic. Docto...

A Birth Unplanned

Pia Artesona | Posted 10.29.2015 | Parents
Pia Artesona

It was a very long night. The staff tried their best to induce labor naturally.  I respected their efforts, but there is nothing natural about being poked and prodded in the most intimate places by one stranger after the next. 

9 Things I Didn't Know About C-Sections (and Birth)

Matched & Mixed | Posted 09.24.2015 | Parents
Matched & Mixed

I started crying -- I was scared. This was not how I had pictured my delivery going, and I was worried about my baby coming six weeks early. I also didn't know what to expect from a C-section.

20 Postpartum Recovery Tips From Nurses And Midwives

AWHONN | Posted 09.17.2015 | Healthy Living

In preparation for your new arrival it is likely you will take classes, read books and get advice from friends and family on how to take care of your new baby. What you can easily forget in all the excitement is that you take care of yourself too!

Getting the Birth I Wanted: My Crazy, Beautiful, Unpredictable Journey From C-Section to Natural Vaginal Birth

Rhoda Jordan | Posted 09.05.2015 | Parents
Rhoda Jordan

"Our only option right now is a C-section." As I lay there in the hospital bed, this news hit me like a mad flurry of fists to the top of my skull.

Skin-To-Skin After A C-Section Isn't Only Possible -- It's Wonderful

AWHONN | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living

"Holding my son on my chest afterward is even hard to put into words because it was such a magical time and it made the experience a wonderful one," said Rose.

Viral C-Section Photo Shows The Beauty Of New Moms' Scars

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.20.2015 | Parents

Photographer Helen Aller's striking image of a newborn baby resting by his mother's C-section scar has prompted more conversation than she ever imagin...

The Fault In Our Scars

Ali Solomon | Posted 08.03.2015 | Parents
Ali Solomon

My scars tell stories of childhood folly, poor judgment, and horrible luck. My hope is that these stories will someday make the leap from "bar anecdotes" to "teachable moments for my children."

A New Documentary, The Mama Sherpas, Shows What Happens When Women Are Given Back Rights in Childbirth

Sarah Bregel | Posted 07.21.2016 | Women
Sarah Bregel

Midwives and doctors working together seems like a welcomed change that will greatly help to support families in pregnancy and birth.

We Became Mothers -- And That's All That Matters

Kara Lawler | Posted 07.15.2016 | Parents
Kara Lawler

"Did you have them naturally?" she asked me when she heard that both of my babies were born at over nine pounds. I didn't have them without medication. But my body formed my children, grew my children, and birthed my children; and yet, I'm never sure how to answer this question. Regardless, I became a mother.

What Other Invasive Questions Should A Kindergarten Ask?

Devorah Blachor | Posted 07.06.2016 | Parents
Devorah Blachor

Here's an imaginary application specifically designed to invade a woman's privacy while at the same time shaming her and making her feel as guilty as possible about her choices.

Hilaria Baldwin's Body-Positive Selfie Sparks C-Section Conversation

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents

Hilaria Baldwin made headlines last week when she shared a photo of her post-birth "baby bump" on Instagram, along with an empowering message about bo...