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Catherine Pearson

Episiotomies Are Becoming Less And Less Common, New Numbers Show | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents

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 ...

7 Questions For Soon-To-Be Mothers -– A Guide To Choosing The Best Hospital For You

Leah Binder | Posted 01.08.2013 | Parents
Leah Binder

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.

Catherine Pearson

'A Little Snip:' How Episiotomy-Happy Doctors Add To Childbirth Trauma | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.22.2012 | Parents

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 ...

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.