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Controlling Birth, Controlling Pregnant Women

Ruth Macklin | Posted 10.01.2014 | Parents
Ruth Macklin

Although appellate courts have upheld the right of pregnant women to refuse medical treatments, including c-sections, other actions continue to violate the decision-making autonomy of pregnant women.

Brazil Isn't The Only Country With A Startlingly High C-Section Rate

Posted 04.25.2014 | Parents

Often, cesarean sections are unquestionably life-saving for mothers and their babies. In other instances, however, they're performed unnecessarily on ...

'Great News' About New C-Section Findings

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 06.27.2013 | Parents

ATLANTA -- Not only has the nation's high level of C-sections finally stopped rising, but more of the operations are taking place closer to the mother...

Being a C-Section Mama In the Birth Goddess Club

Amanda King | Posted 06.13.2013 | Parents
Amanda King

I hated everything about how my birth experiences unfolded, hated every bottle, every moment of guilt and panic and all the ways I was lacking. But here we are, six years later, my girls and me.

Here's One Way to Make Childbirth Safer

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

I am glad that Johnson renewed the much-needed attention to the dangers of childbirth. But I hope that his piece does not reignite the overly-simplistic midwife vs. doctor debate. What we need is a healthy dialogue between these two groups of experts.

Catherine Pearson

How Natural Birth May Boost Baby's Brain Power

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.12.2012 | Parents

Experts generally agree that most healthy, risk-free women should deliver their babies vaginally rather than by cesarean section, as it has benefits f...

Auspicious C-Sections

The Economist | Posted 02.16.2012 | Religion

SAHANA has just celebrated her first birthday. She was born on February 4th, 2011, at 1.45pm. But it was not fate that brought her into the world at t...

Catherine Pearson

C-Sections Not Always Best For Preemies

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 02.15.2012 | Parents

Cesarean sections may not be best for preterm babies who are small for their gestational age, a new study found. It suggests than those infants have n...

For Healthier Moms and Babies, X-Out Repeat C-Sections

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 03.24.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Preliminary figures from the Centers for Disease control include a promising bit of news for women's health: for the first time in a decade, the rate of cesarean section births dropped.

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...

For-Profit Hospitals Performing More C-Sections

Nathanael Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Nathanael Johnson

Women are at least 17 percent more likely to have a cesarean section at a for-profit hospital than at one that operates as a non-profit. A surgical birth can bring in twice the revenue of a vaginal delivery.

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.

New Guidelines Aim To Reduce Repeated C-sections

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Most women who've had a C-section, and many who've had two, should be allowed to try labor with their next baby, say new guidelines...

The Juban Princeling Turns One Year Old

Meredith Lopez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Lopez

This Thursday, October 8, my son the Juban Princeling will turn one year old. I know it's a cliche to say so, but I can't believe he's a year old already!

Muhurat C-Sections: In India, Women Opt For Surgery To Stay In Line With The Stars

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW DELHI, India -- It's the night before the Hindu festival Dussehra and Dr. Rishma Dhillon Pai is preparing for a long day come morning. One patient...

I Am Not a Pre-Existing Condition

Amie Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amie Newman

Is the fact that women experience gender discrimination in health care even debatable? Many insurance companies even regard a C-section as a pre-existing condition. This must stop.