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Driver keeps mum on baby's sex, daddy

Actress Minnie Driver is refusing to play the Hollywood game with her pregnancy. Unlike some stars, who finally give in the the pressure of the media, Driver is refusing to comment on the sex of her baby. She's also sticking to her guns and not...

Angelina gives birth-for real this time!

It's the moment the entire world seems to have been waiting for. New York's Daily News is reporting that actress Angelina Jolie has finally given birth to twins. Perez Hilton, among others for those of you counting, is reporting the same thing....

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...

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...

Woman who performed her own c-section does not recommend it

This is kind of old news -- Ines Ramirez performed a c-section on herself back in 2000 -- but this is the first I'd heard of it, and I feel compelled to share. Eight years ago, 40-year-old Ines Ramirez was alone in her cabin in a remote area of...

Encountering your (naked) past

The man's face was familiar. I didn't remember his name, but a faint memory flickered... he had been comforting and kind, but took charge, made all my troubles go away and made me feel really good...............and I was.....wait, it's coming...

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...

Childbirth deaths in the U.S. highest in decades

Compared to 90 years ago, death from childbirth is pretty rare. Back then, nearly one in every 100 births in the U.S. resulted in the death of the mother. But by 2004, those numbers were drastically changed, with only 13 deaths per 100,000 live...

NJ preemie going home!

Well, the tears in my eyes today are not of sadness, but of joy. This is a beautiful story you may have been following since this past April. On April 25th (via C-section), little--and I mean little, as in she weighed less than a soda can!--Tamera...

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...

15-year-old performs C-section, is now world's youngest surgeon

How far would you go to get your child into the Guiness Book of World Records? Dr. K. Murugesan, who owns a maternity hospital in southern India, let his 15-year-old son perform a Caesarean section birth. While he'll most likely succeed in getting...

Recovering from a difficult birth experience

A dear friend of mine had her first baby last week. As I slowly started to get the details of the birth from her husband in hurried conversations while they were in the hospital, I started to realize that this was an enormously difficult birth...

Jail requires pregnancy test of female inmates

A Kentucky program aimed at identifying pregnant inmates has some advocates calling foul. The program, which began in September, requires that all convicted female inmates living in the county jail take a pregnancy test. If the test results in a...

Are Americans timing birth to get tax breaks?

Last year, my husband made jokes about me having our son earlier so that we could get a tax credit. Turns out that some people are planning inductions or scheduled c-sections for the end of December, possibly to get a tax break. Every year, there is...

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