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Cesarean Section

Childbirth as Protest Art? Done That

Karen Brody | Posted 01.04.2012 | Home
Karen Brody

All this 'birth performance art' is signaling that it is time to wake up and smell what is really going on when it comes to giving birth today.

New Risk For Pregnant Women Considering C-Section

AP | By LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 10.29.2011 | Parents

WASHINGTON -- New advice for pregnant women: If you're getting a C-section, special inflating boots strapped on your legs may lower the risk of a bloo...

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...

Electively Induced Labor: Remember, For Babies' Sake, Every Week Counts

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 09.10.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

With the breakneck pace so many people live these days, there's a temptation to press for more certainty about exactly when baby arrives. But when it comes to giving birth, it's best in the vast majority of cases to follow a natural course.

How To Know If A Hysterectomy Is Right For You

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 07.06.2011 | Home
Patricia Yarberry Allen

Hysterectomy remains the second most common major surgical procedure performed on women in the United States after Cesarean section. But each patient should be treated as an individual.

I Don't Care How My Baby Is Born

Cara McDonough | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cara McDonough

Like every parent on the planet, all I want is a healthy child (boring), and what I find strange about this experience is that I'm allowed -- and expected -- to make a decision regarding this desired outcome.

Scientists Expect C-Section Rate To Keep Rising

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — More women will be giving birth by C-section for the foreseeable future, government scientists said Monday, releasing a study into the ...

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.

Panel: Women Need Chance To Avoid Repeat C-section

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Too many pregnant women who want to avoid a repeat cesarean delivery are being denied the chance, concludes a government panel that...

A Woman's Nation: Reclaim Your Right To Birth Right

Christiane Northrup, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christiane Northrup, MD

I have spent the last 30 years educating women about the wisdom of their bodies, including their innate ability to birth normally. Yet our so-called healthcare system...sees the female body and its processes (like labor) as an accident waiting to happen.

Christmas Miracle Birth As Mother, Infant Resuscitated After Showing No Signs Of Life

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Mike Hermanstorfer was clutching his pregnant wife's hand in a Colorado hospital on Christmas Eve when she stopped breathing, her life ...

Veronica Deramous Arrested: Woman Tried To Cut Baby From Homeless Woman's Stomach, Police Say

AP | By NAFEESA SYEED | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- A 29-year-old homeless woman has given birth to a baby girl after, police said, she was befriended by a Maryland woman who held her capt...

American Life League: Anti-Abortion "Personhood" Measures Really Will Hurt All Pregnant Women

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lynn M. Paltrow

What the American Life League provides is a defense of court orders forcing pregnant women to have cesarean surgery against their will.

Dick Morris Doesn't Understand Birth or Health Care

Louise Marie Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louise Marie Roth

Morris implies that cutting back on cesareans and encouraging natural childbirth would do a disservice to the health of mothers and babies -- an implication that is patently false.

Concerned About Coerced Abortions? Try Saying No to Cesarean Surgery

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lynn M. Paltrow

The rise in cesarean surgery rates has not been accompanied by overall improvements in maternal or child health and creates risks to pregnant women and babies that do not exist with vaginal births.

Extreme Birth, Indeed

Jennifer Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Block

Routine maternity ward monitoring, inducing, and anesthetizing have added up to millions of unnecessary cesarean sections: a hospital childbirth system gone insane.