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New Guidelines Aim to Reduce Repeated C-Sections

Study finds new ways to avoid C-section Credit: Getty Images
WASHINGTON (AP) - 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 - a step toward reversing the...

Labor and Delivery: What You Need to Know

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Labor and delivery are the final stages of pregnancy when a woman gives birth to a child. The process of labor and delivery typically begins about 38 weeks after conception or 40 weeks...

VBAC: What Is it?

Is a VBAC right for you? Credit: Getty Images
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) refers to the practice of delivering a baby vaginally after a previous baby has been delivered through caesarean section. If you and your doctor agree to try a...

Teen births on the rise in U.S.

Back in July, the National Center for Health Statistics reported that based on 2005 numbers, the teen birthrate in the U.S. was lower than it had ever been. Now, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released numbers for the period...

Mom gets her placenta back

This kind of grosses me out a little bit, but I am just going to go with it. A Las Vegas mother has won her battle with Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center to keep the placenta that resulted from her daughter's birth. Originally, Anne Swanson's...

Risk of death and babies delivered by cesarean

A couple of days ago, Reuters Health summarized a study from the latest issue of Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care. The investigation, conducted at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suggested that for mothers at low risk, infant and...

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