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No, My C-Section Was Not The Easy Option

Mommy Nearest | Posted 02.24.2017 | Home
Mommy Nearest

I’m not a real woman. I’m a coward. I took the easy way out. I’m “too posh to push.” None of those things are true, but if you believe what ...

Why This Bride Was Proud To Breastfeed Her Son At Her Wedding

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 01.09.2017 | Home

On her wedding day, Anecia Wright nursed her 4-month-old. It was an important experience for the mom, and she’s now sharing it with others to encour...

'Miracle Baby' Who Weighed Less Than 1 Pound At Birth Is Now A Thriving Teen

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 01.05.2017 | Home

Eric and Tammy Koz always wanted to be parents. So when the young couple found out they were pregnant with a little girl in 2003 after a devastating m...

So You've Failed as a Mother and Are Having a C-Section

Liza Dora | Posted 04.13.2016 | Home
Liza Dora

Obviously, you are here because as a mother you have failed. Or maybe you haven't failed yet and are getting ready to fail in the next couple of weeks. How exciting?!

C-Section Infection Risks and How to Avoid Them

Phyllis Greenberger | Posted 08.22.2016 | Home
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.

How These Nurses Want To Change The C-Section Experience

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.31.2015 | Home

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...

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

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.20.2015 | Home

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...

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

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.24.2015 | Home

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...

Cesarean Birth May Raise Baby's Risk Of Asthma, Diabetes And Obesity

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2016 | Home

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - While cesarean deliveries are often necessary to save lives and prevent injuries, being born by C...

I Don't Care

Gabrielle Volkmer | Posted 05.11.2016 | Home
Gabrielle Volkmer

Feeling respected and informed may well be one of the most important parts of the birth experience and that has nothing to do with the "way" you deliver.

Dax Shepard Doesn't Skimp On The Details Discussing Kristen Bell's C-Section

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.16.2015 | Home

Three weeks ago, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard welcomed their second child, a girl named Delta. Yesterday, Shepard stopped by "The Ellen Show" to talk ...

Photographer Shows 'C-Sections Are Beautiful' By Documenting Her Friend's Delivery

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.04.2014 | Home

Photographer Jessica Bender specializes in maternity, newborn, young children, and family photos. While she has documented vaginal births and delivere...

You Can't Always Get What You Want -- But If You Try Sometimes Well You Just Might Find, You Get a C-Section

Stacey Gish Wallenstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Stacey Gish Wallenstein

Ten days ago, our SON kicked his way into this world and showed me that loving two children was not a challenge, but a gift.

Study Debunks Myth About Childbirth And Sexual Disfunction

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.09.2013 | Home

Sexual dysfunction is not a long-term result of childbirth, a University of California, San Francisco study reports. The study, published in the jo...

15-Year-Old Did WHAT In The Operating Room?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.04.2012 | Home

Officials at Malmö University Hospital in Sweden have apologized to a new mother after learning that a 15-year-old girl helped deliver her baby via c...

The Birth Story I Never Wanted To Tell

Christina Loccke | Posted 11.13.2012 | Home
Christina Loccke

My husband jokingly applies the baseball term "hitting for the cycle" to the way I delivered our three children: from scheduled surgery to drugged and finally undrugged natural. It wasn't some sport, though I was fanatical.

What the Affordable Care Act Means for Women

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.30.2012 | Home
Marcia G. Yerman

Fifty percent of women put off getting medical care because of economic factors. One third of women pay their medical bills by trimming back on basic needs such as food. Understanding what the ACA offers gives women a window into what will transpire if it is defeated.

Why Komen Is Small Potatoes

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 04.07.2012 | Home
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The Planned Parenthood flap will come and go in a couple of news cycles -- instructive, but ultimately harmless. But if the gains for women in the Affordable Care Act go down with the ship, it may take decades to get them back, if we can get them back at all.

Is Having a Baby Bad for Your Health?

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Marcia G. Yerman

Most American women might presume that the dangers of maternal mortality are a concern and problem only in developing nations. They're wrong.