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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 "on...

Opinion: I Had a C-Section - Does That Make Me Less of a Mother?

A cesarean section can be just as joyful as a vaginal birth. Credit: Getty Images
The National Institutes of Health got a bunch of medical bigwigs together last week to talk about cesarean delivery and what they called the "troubling fact" that wo...

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...

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...

Early Caesareans Risky for Newborns

C-sections, as we've long known, can be risky business. The C, also known as the Caesarean section, is, after all, major surgery, with a longer recovery time than a regular birth. C-sections also can lead to complications like infection and difficu...

Free lipo with C-section???

Ok, I'm going to ask you a question, and I want you to be totally honest. Recently, a friend of mine revealed that when she went into the hospital to have her first child, wherein she had a Cesarean, she was offered and took advantage of free lipo...

Jolie wants natural childbirth for the twins

Many celebrities, it seems, don't believe in natural childbirth (and by that I mean through the vajayjay, not without drugs). Many women don't either, and they schedule c-sections (or their doctors do it for them). While I agree there is a real need ...

Does a caesarean = no insurance?

For some women, it does. As the number of individuals seeking their own health insurance (not through an employer-sponsored plan) increases right along with the startling number of women getting C-sections these days, insurance companies are making i...

Nadine Silverthorne welcomes baby girl!!!

It is with great excitement and sheer, unadulterated joy that I bring you news that ParentDish's own Nadine Silverthorne gave birth to a lovely, beautiful baby girl bright and early (6:36 AM) August 25th! Although we wait with bated breath for mo...

Second Time Around: I'm bringing VBAC -- yeah!

(I keep singing that to myself to the tune of Justin Timberhottie's "sexyback" as a means of encouragement.) A while ago I wrote about my being on the fence when it came to this birth. I wasn't sure if I should schedule the c-section the doctor was s...

Sarah Gilbert's fabulous birth story

It seems like pregnancies go by in the blink of an eye -- when they're not your own, that is. My best friend is due to give birth next month, and I swear she told me she was pregnant yesterday. And when Susan Wagner wrote in a tip that our own Sarah ...

VBAC's are safe: study

I've written before that I have some regrets about having a cesarean.  It was not what I wanted, or expected.  I am extremely fortunate to have a happy, healthy baby boy and I know that in the grand scheme of things, that's all that matters...

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