There was a time when episiotomy -- a surgical incision made in a woman's perineum -- was a routine part of childbirth in the United States, believed ...
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Today's hospitals offer "family birthing suites" with soothing wallpaper, aromatherapy, soft lighting, comfy tubs, pull-out beds for Dad and catered meals. While all this makes for good advertising, it does not necessarily make for good birthing.
Rebecca Woolf did not want to get cut.
In 2005, Woolf was in labor with her first baby, a boy, at a large Los Angeles hospital. She had pushed for ...
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.
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