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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...

Natural Childbirth: 4 Key Strategies To Help You Through

Toni Nagy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Toni Nagy

In order to make the decision to have an old school birthing experience, you have to substitute fear for curiosity.

The Mystery Behind Gaddafi's Birth: Some Say He's Jewish | Posted 05.31.2011 | World

What if the biggest mystery surrounding Col. Moammar Gaddafi had nothing to do with his long, brutal reign as the world's most eccentric and violent l...

In Praise of Midwives: Having a Baby Is Not an Illness

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nancy Cronk

To the thousands of midwives who hold hands, comfort hearts, wipe tears, share smiles, and grow families, you have my undying respect and appreciation forever.

US Abortion Rate Stalls After Years Of Decline

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — The long-term decline in the U.S. abortion rate stalled as the recession took hold, according to the latest comprehensive survey of A...

Through Kenny's Eyes

Carol Jones | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Jones

The dual outcome will be not only to meet him where he is, but to be more closely in touch with my own soul. To uncover the joy and all the good things of the soul. To live them consciously.

Spanish Expectant Mothers Race To Give Birth Before New Year To Claim $3,303 'Cheque Bebe'

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A new round of public spending cuts in Spain has many expectant women scrambling to give birth before the end of the year, the Guardian is reporting. ...

Weekly Pulse: End-of-Life Counseling Returns, But Death Panels Still Nonsense

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger A proposed program to cover counseling sessions for seniors on end-of-life care has risen from the a...

Do 'Mad Men' Marry Their Mothers?

Natalie Bencivenga | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Natalie Bencivenga

As many of you know, the latest season of "Mad Men" recently wrapped with Don shocking us all by proposing to the lovely Megan as his relationship with Betty came crashing down around him.

Harvesting Mother Earth's Gifts Of Life

Donna Henes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

Throughout world mythology, the goddess of the good ground, the grain, the autumn harvest, has been appropriately portrayed as a knowledgeable mature woman of the world.

Do Orgasmic Births Really Happen?

Juliet Linley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Juliet Linley

The more disconnected we are from our bodies, our sexuality and our sensuality, the more perverse we might label the whole idea of pleasure in birth.

Babies - No Adjectives Needed

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Debra Haffner

Last week, the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics issued the final birth statistics for 2007. They reported that in 2007, there were 4.3 mil...

New CNN poll on birther myth

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

CNN has released a new poll on the birther myth and the news, as usual, is depressing. Only 42% of the public thinks Obama was "definitely born in the...

Baby Reportedly Survives Two Days After Failed Abortion

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Italian authorities are investigating reports that a baby survived an abortion for two days and was left to die by hospital staff. According to repor...

C-Section Births Hit Record High: One In Three American Babies

ABC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It is now the most common surgical procedure in American hospitals: one in every three babies in the U.S. now come into the world by caesarian section...

Heaven: Does Lisa Miller's Book Make The Concept Any Less Trite?

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rabbi David Wolpe

In imagining this world, who would have guessed mountains and eyes and tuna fish and tables and fossils and crockpots and libraries and clouds? The task of envisioning a radically different world is doomed before it begins. Heaven is, quite literally, unimaginable.

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...

9-Year-Old Girl Gives Birth To Healthy Baby Boy In China

Posted 09.06.2011 | World

In north-east China, an unnamed Chinese girl gave birth by Caesarean section to a healthy baby boy. She was 9 years old. She was brought to a hospit...

Sleep, Motherhood And Postpartum Depression

Kim West | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim West

I see postpartum depression (PPD) a lot in the families who come to me with sleep issues. Exhaustion is a risk factor for depression. And depression makes it harder to sleep coach successfully.

"My Vagina Fell Out": Woman Shares Health Horror

Sphere | Buck Wolf | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Allison Henry isn't the first to suffer from a horrifying medical condition that few women talk about. But her case was particularly bad, and she's ju...

The Health Care-Abortion Issue: An Open Letter To The Catholic Bishops

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Valerie Tarico

Dear Bishops: In our struggle to get health care for all, you saw an opportunity to make sure that American women can't afford abortions, a way to be the deciders for all of us.

How First Candle is Fighting SIDS

Emma Byrne Rooney | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Emma Byrne Rooney

Every year, First Candle celebrates another year of helping babies survive and thrive with a beautiful evening of dinner and dancing under the stars.

Laboring Under An Illusion: Mass Media Childbirth vs. The Real Thing

Amie Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amie Newman

Elson has been working with pregnant women for many years; her answers to my questions and her perspective seem wonderfully balanced, rooted in a concern for what is best for women.

Health Tip: Recovering After Childbirth

Yahoo! News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

New mothers may be so consumed with their newborns that they forget the ordeal of childbirth. How quickly their bodies actually recover is another sto...

Antibiotics Linked To Birth Defects

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — Researchers studying antibiotics in pregnancy have found a surprising link between common drugs used to treat urinary infections and b...