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C-Sections

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Doctors warn that early elective deliveries, especially medically unnecessary C-sections, can add risks for baby and mom
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Creating a birth plan can prepare you for the arrival of your baby. Here's a guide to help you decide which options are best for you.
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Why a C-section doesn’t have to nix your nursing plans
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You've taken classes, written a detailed birth plan and packed your bag. What you've not done is prep for the unexpected. Here's how to handle labor and delivery curveballs so you can...
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Don't get forced into having a surgery you don't need. Plus, why these women are protesting the C-section status quo.
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Her new book, Your Best Birth, aims to educate moms-to-be about midwives and home birth, and tells you how to take control of the labor experience, even if you're giving birth in a hospital
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Why you might want a less medical birth, in a hospital or at home, from Ricki Lake's book, Your Best Birth
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Fascinating facts from Babytalk’s labor and delivery survey
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What is giving birth really like for women in America? Magical? Chaotic? A little of both? Our national poll tells all
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An easy way to minimize your post-surgery scar as much as possible
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Know the facts about C-Sections before you decide how to give birth
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7 questions to consider as you create your birth plan
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A few things to remember for a healthy c-section recovery
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Why more moms are opting for a cesarean and what you should know about the risks and benefits
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Some women require surgery to treat retained placenta
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Mothers-to-be used to view cesarean delivery with fear or disdain -- it was interference in the natural process of childbirth. For their part, doctors were taught to avoid a c-section unless it was...
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Important information about a crucial operation