VBACs Are Safer Than You Thought

For most moms, one c-section means more c-sections to follow. While a vaginal birth after a c-section (VBAC) does still come with a risk of complications, a new study found that those complications are rarer than you'd think. The study, published in the CDC's National Vital Statistics Report, found that just 20 percent of women who... Read more

A Kinder, Gentler C-Section?

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A c-section probably isn't the empowering, magical birthing experience you had in mind; there's a lot more sterility and a lot less bonding. But family-centered cesareans are gaining popularity, and making the whole procedure a little bit gentler. Also referred to as a natural cesarean, the technique has a two-fold aim: to help mom feel... Read more

Woah! Baby Boy Born in Amniotic Sac

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Meet Silas Philips, the baby who was born a bubble boy. Silas was born "en caul," or completely in his amniotic sac. According to neonatologist William Binder, Silas's doctor, this happens in less than one out of every 80,000 births. So naturally, Binder had to snap a picture.     "Even though it's a... Read more

Incredible Photos of Babies Born Seconds Out of the Womb

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A baby's debut into the world is overwhelming, emotional, memorable — these are just a few inadequate words parents use to describe having a baby. Now an eye-opening  photo series captures those palpable first moments (blood and all) when babies make their arrival. French photographer Christian Berthelot photographed C-section babies during their first seconds... Read more

Scheduling a C-section or Induction? Read This First

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If you're being induced, chances are there's a medical reason that makes the risk of induction lower than the risk of your continued pregnancy. That being said, if you're planning on having en elective induction (or an elective c-section), you need to be aware that there are risks. A new study in the July issue of... Read more

Can Labor Induction Raise Your Risk of C-Section?

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According to new research, doctors and health officials are taking a fresh, clean look at whether or not inducing labor is to blame for rising C-section rates. In a review of over 37 different studies on labor induction, researchers from the University of Calgary in Canada actually found that induced deliveries actually decreased... Read more

Why C-section Deliveries Are Becoming Safer for Moms-to-Be

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According to a new government report, researchers found that C-section deliveries are taking place closer to a mother's due date than ever before. From figures released Thursday, the research shows what appears to be a significant shift in when pregnant women are scheduling their C-section operations. The results show that after... Read more

Why I Love My C-Section Scar

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As the mother to a 16-month-old little girl who was born through my belly, how could an article titled, "C-section scars banished with welding torch" not grab my attention? I clicked on it and learned about a new medical device that utilizes plasma instead of stitches and staples to “weld” incisions together, minimizing... Read more

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Welcome a Baby Girl!

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The wait is over! According to a source close to the reality TV star, earlier this morning Kim Kardashian and her beau, Kanye West, became parents, welcoming a baby girl into the world! No word yet on baby's name, but the starlet did drop a few baby name hints throughout her pregnancy. Baby girl West... Read more

Camila Alves Reveals Her Third Pregnancy Was the Hardest (and Scariest!) One Yet

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From the outside looking in, it was easy to assume that Camila Alves McConaughey had another carefree pregnancy when she delivered her third child with husband Matthew McConaughey. But months after little Livingston made his debut, his mama is finally telling what really happened. She told The View, "I had a really tough pregnancy —... Read more