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 mapped out the nursery months in advance. You've already lined up interviews with preschools. So, why sho...About one-third of American pregnancies end in C-section deliveries.

Hospitals Push for Full-Term Deliveries to Improve Baby's Health

Experts say delivering at full-term can help prevent complications for Mom and baby. Credit: Sam Yeh, AFP/Getty Images Considering an early delivery for scheduling or other non-medical purposes? It may be best to wait. According t...Anxious to deliver your baby a couple weeks early? Sorry. It's best to wait it out.

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.

Scientists Expect C-Section Rate to Keep Rising

C-sections rates have increased by more than half since the mid-1990s. Credit: Getty Images
WASHINGTON (AP) - More women will be giving birth by C-section for the foreseeable future, government scientists said Monday, releasing a study into the c...

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 ...

California Woman Gives Birth to Octuplets!

An as-yet-unnamed woman in Belleflower, California became mom to eight -- yes, eight -- babies on Monday. The octuplets, six boys and two girls, were born via C-section at Kaiser Permanente hospital, and all are doing well. The newbies weigh anywhere...

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...

Lack of Vitamin D Tied To Increased Likelihood of C-Section

Could a lack of D cause a C? The results of a recent study on the link between Vitamin D deficiency and C-sections seem to point in that direction. Most women, I'd wager, would rather not have a Caesarean section, also known as a C-section, to bring ...

Fearful moms choosing c-sections more often?

Asking a woman if she would rather give birth vaginally or by c-section is a little like asking her if she would prefer having her fingernails pulled out or a fork stuck in her eye. Newsflash -- it hurts either way. However, women in the United...

Inducing for childcare?

With my first pregnancy, everything was done by the book. My OBGYNs were staunchly against inducing until a full two weeks after my due date. They were also against scheduling a C-section barring there was no medical reason to do so. In other words...

"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...

Gwen Stefani has her baby!

If reports are to be believed, Gwen Stefani has had her baby. The tot, sex and name unknown at press time (and if Perez Hilton don't know then nobody knows!), was born to the singer this Thursday in California. Not sure if anyone actually cares that...

Victoria Beckham warned not to have more kids

Last May, while denying pregnancy rumors, Posh Spice shared that she and husband David Beckham would like to add to their brood of three young boys: "... We would love another baby, but right now the boys are still really young. Cruz is only three, a...

Women fight to take back natural childbirth

Is natural childbirth going the way of the dinosaur? Ask many new moms and a lot of doctors and midwives, and you may be surprised to find the answer is yes. Between increasing costs at hospitals, liability and the demand by insurance companies fo...

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...


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