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Wait it Out: Babies Born Before 39 Weeks Face Health Risks, Experts Warn

Credit: Getty Images You plan your work schedules, your vacations, your children's playdates, your weekend entertainment and pretty...More women are scheduling their baby's birth early, but doctors say that can be harmful to the infant.

Really, Really Big Baby Weighs in at 16 Pounds

There are big babies. And then there are really big babies. And then there's JaMichael Brown. Born July 8 at Good Shepherd Hospital in...Texas baby weighed more than twice that of the average newborn.

Investing in More Midwives Could Help Save Lives, UN Study Finds

Credit: Getty Images Midwives don't only deliver babies, they can deliver health services to women, as well, something that could...United Nations study finds governments should support more resources for midwives.

Even 'Full-Term' Babies Born at 37 Weeks Face Health Risks, Study Finds

Waiting to deliver as long as possible significantly decreases risks for your newborn. Credit: Getty Trust us, we know how excruciating...A baby born in the 37th or 38th week has a higher risk of dying in his or her first year than a baby born after 39 weeks.

Is the Global Rise in Elective C-Sections Tied to Social Class?

There's no denying, elective C-sections are gaining in popularity. Credit: Getty Images You totally planned getting pregnant. You...About one-third of American pregnancies end in C-section deliveries.

Number of Home Births Increasing in the U.S.

A study found the number of home births shot up 20 percent between 2004 and 2008. Credit: Getty Images More and more babies are being...Reasons for home births can be both philosophical and financial.

Half of 2.6 Million Annual Stillborn Births Could Be Avoided, Study Finds

More than 2.6 million pregnancies end in stillbirths. Credit: Getty Images Stillborn births are one of those hush-hush tragedies...There are more stillborn deaths worldwide each year than from AIDS and malaria combined.

SmackDown: Should Women Have Home Births?

Illustration by Dori Hartley
Home Birth? Here's Why You're Wrong to Choose One by Tom Henderson First of all,...
Home birth or hospital delivery? Two parents debate.

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