Brazilian Women Fight For Birthing Rights

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When you gave birth, did you opt for surgical, natural, or water birth? Unfortunately, not all women are given a choice. In Brazil more than half of all babies are delivered via C-section. A statistic that the women are trying to change. Last month, after a medical agency in Rio de Janeiro forbade doctors from performing home... read more

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Childbirth Takes 2 Hours Longer Than It Did In the ‘60s

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Pregnant women spend a lot more time in the delivery room than their counterparts did 50 years ago. According to a new study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology by the National Institutes of Health, researchers believe that changes in delivery room practice may be the cause of the increase in... read more

New Labor Tool Could Mean Fewer C-sections for First-Time Moms

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Researchers from Ohio State University and University of Colorado Denver have created a new labor-tracking tool, called a partograph that may help reduce the use of unnecessary intervention during labor and lower the number of c-sections performed on moms who have low-risk pregnancies. Recent findings have found that labor is not a linear process,... read more