Epidural-Related Deaths in Childbirth on the Rise, but Still Rare

A new thing for pregnant women to worry about: complications from epidurals. Credit: Getty
Whatever happened to spending nine months in a state of bliss, anticipating your baby's arrival?
These days, it seems every hour a new stress...
Women who died from complications from epidurals and spinal blocks during childbirth has risen since the mid-1990s.

Government Panel Questions 'VBAC Bans'

The National Institutes of Health convened an independent panel this week to re-evaluate so-called bans on VBACs, or vaginal births after cesareans. Many women who have had cesareans currently are not offered the VBAC option, even if they are at lo...

36 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

Your baby should be in the head down position by now. Credit: GE Healthcare It's hard to imagine it now, but many women actually miss being pregnant: The constant attention from strangers, feeling those comforting kicks throughout the ...

Labor and Delivery: What You Need to Know

Labor and delivery, then hello baby! Credit: Getty Images
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 f...

"Natural" c-section procedure allows mom to watch delivery

A new, more natural c-section developed in the UK may soon be in clinical trials to see if it will improve the birth experience for mothers and better help newborns ease their way into the world. Researchers say that the traditional c-section procedu...

Doctor reprimanded for secret sterilization

(Click the photo to learn how to sue for malpractice) Last year, when a woman in Berryville, Arkansas went into the hospital to deliver her baby by Cesarean section, she did not request or authorize her doctor to also perform a tubal ligation. But...

Levi McConaughey delivered via emergency C-section

Matthew MConaughey is enjoying his new life as a daddy, but it's a life that got started with a bang: son Levi was delivered via emergency C-section. The Sahara actor claims little Levi, recently born to Mconohottie and girlfriend Camila Alves, had h...

14 pound baby born to Brazilian mother

I rarely conjure up the memories of birthing my three children. Although I love them all to the ends of the earth, I am not one of those mothers who gets all dewy eyed at the recollection of birth. It hurt, it was hard, it hurt, it was awkward and it...

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 neona...


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