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Extremely Rare Image Shows Unborn Baby's Feet Growing Outside Uterus

Live Science | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.27.2016 | Parents

Just looking at this image might give the impression that this woman’s baby literally kicked its feet right out of her uterus. But moms-to-be with k...

Mom Posts C-Section Scar Photo To Show It's Not 'The Easy Way Out'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.28.2016 | Parents

A striking postpartum photo is reminding viewers that cesarean sections are not “the easy way out.” U.K. mom of two Jodie Shaw posted a photo of h...

Kids Born Via C-Section Are More Likely To Be Obese, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 09.08.2016 | Healthy Living

A new study is shedding more light on the curious connection between caesarean sections and obesity in kids and young adults. Simply being delivered ...

Mom's Viral Post Slams People Who Think C-Sections Are 'The Easy Way Out'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.23.2016 | Parents

A Missouri mom’s viral post is tearing down some ridiculous misconceptions about C-section births. On Aug. 19, Raye Lee, who gave birth to her son R...

The Future Of C-Section Care Is Here -- And It's Way Better For Moms

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.08.2016 | Parents

She lay on an operating table, in the throes of major abdominal surgery, but Jasmine Patel felt a sense of complete calm and focus the moment her baby...

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

AWHONN | Posted 08.25.2016 | 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.

9 Real Things No One Tells You About Having A C-Section

Kate Auletta | Posted 06.28.2015 | Parents
Kate Auletta

In an attempt to be the Friend Who Gives You Unsolicited But Useful Advice, here are some things you need to know if you have a C-section, courtesy of yours truly.

6 Myths About C-Sections, Busted

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 04.23.2015 | Parents

Even though nearly a third of births in the U.S. are caesarean sections, it seems there are still misconceptions about the procedure. Just this month,...

Controlling Birth, Controlling Pregnant Women

Ruth Macklin | Posted 10.01.2014 | Parents
Ruth Macklin

Although appellate courts have upheld the right of pregnant women to refuse medical treatments, including c-sections, other actions continue to violate the decision-making autonomy of pregnant women.

Brazil Isn't The Only Country With A Startlingly High C-Section Rate

Posted 04.25.2014 | Parents

Often, cesarean sections are unquestionably life-saving for mothers and their babies. In other instances, however, they're performed unnecessarily on ...

Being a C-Section Mama In the Birth Goddess Club

Amanda King | Posted 06.13.2013 | Parents
Amanda King

I hated everything about how my birth experiences unfolded, hated every bottle, every moment of guilt and panic and all the ways I was lacking. But here we are, six years later, my girls and me.

Here's One Way to Make Childbirth Safer

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

I am glad that Johnson renewed the much-needed attention to the dangers of childbirth. But I hope that his piece does not reignite the overly-simplistic midwife vs. doctor debate. What we need is a healthy dialogue between these two groups of experts.

Catherine Pearson

How Natural Birth May Boost Baby's Brain Power | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.12.2012 | Parents

Experts generally agree that most healthy, risk-free women should deliver their babies vaginally rather than by cesarean section, as it has benefits f...

Auspicious C-Sections

The Economist | Posted 02.16.2012 | Religion

SAHANA has just celebrated her first birthday. She was born on February 4th, 2011, at 1.45pm. But it was not fate that brought her into the world at t...

Catherine Pearson

C-Sections Not Always Best For Preemies | Catherine Pearson | Posted 02.15.2012 | Parents

Cesarean sections may not be best for preterm babies who are small for their gestational age, a new study found. It suggests than those infants have n...

For Healthier Moms and Babies, X-Out Repeat C-Sections

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 03.24.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Preliminary figures from the Centers for Disease control include a promising bit of news for women's health: for the first time in a decade, the rate of cesarean section births dropped.

C-Section Rates Reach All Time High

Posted 09.18.2011 | Healthy Living

More American women are having Cesarian section deliveries than ever before. According to a new report released today by HealthGrades, titled Obst...

For-Profit Hospitals Performing More C-Sections

Nathanael Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Nathanael Johnson

Women are at least 17 percent more likely to have a cesarean section at a for-profit hospital than at one that operates as a non-profit. A surgical birth can bring in twice the revenue of a vaginal delivery.

Is Refusing a C-Section Child Abuse?

Amie Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amie Newman

The impact of not only our ignorance about birth but our desire to control what we don't know or don't understand, serves no one.

The Juban Princeling Turns One Year Old

Meredith Lopez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Lopez

This Thursday, October 8, my son the Juban Princeling will turn one year old. I know it's a cliche to say so, but I can't believe he's a year old already!

Muhurat C-Sections: In India, Women Opt For Surgery To Stay In Line With The Stars

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW DELHI, India -- It's the night before the Hindu festival Dussehra and Dr. Rishma Dhillon Pai is preparing for a long day come morning. One patient...

I Am Not a Pre-Existing Condition

Amie Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amie Newman

Is the fact that women experience gender discrimination in health care even debatable? Many insurance companies even regard a C-section as a pre-existing condition. This must stop.