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Cesarean Sections in the News: Are Women Fully Informed?

Delivery by cesarean section is a hot topic these days.  In recent months newspapers have reported that the rate of c-sections in the U.S. has reached an all-time high; that the federal government has issued new guidelines to encourage vaginal birth after c-section (VBAC); and that health care reform has targeted unfair insurer practices, including the treatment of c-sections as pre-existing conditions.  542 more words

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Joyeux anniversaire à MOI!!!

Today…this date;  this particular April 22 marks the 25² anniversary of my mother’s third and final Cesarean section delivery. 

Otherwise known as my 50th birthday.       1,139 more words

Laurie Kendrick

Study Finds C-Sections May Increase Childbirth Complications

The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology recently published a study that found an increased risk of childbirth complications linked to birth by cesarean section.  The study compared births in 1988-89 to 2004-05, finding that the need for blood transfusions increased 90 percent and pulmonary embolisms increased 50 percent. 147 more words

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