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The best laid birth plans - Kaccey

I had one of those magical pregnancies, very little morning sickness, a small basketball tummy, no stretch marks, no sleepless nights (until the very end), no emotional roller-coaster. 

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More mothers are dying in America. Why?

Throughout the developed world, the number of women dying in pregnancy or childbirth is going down.

The big drop happened in the 20th century, but even in the last 20 years, it’s continued to fall. 348 more words

Is it a good idea to reduce the caesarean rate?

Caesarean section rates in western countries have been rising for a long time – but the rate varies widely between different countries. In Sweden, for example, it’s 17%, while in Cyprus it’s 52%. 712 more words

The miracle of birth: this is our story

When many women hear the word ‘birth’, it brings a feeling of fear over them. For many women who haven’t had children yet, thinking about birth has them imagining an immensely painful experience throughout which they scream with pain and want to murder their husband. 3,121 more words


Mode of delivery and childhood illness: A randomized trial in 2004.

One of the biggest difficulties in proving a causal link between cesarean birth and chronic health problems in childhood is the type of research studies that can practically and ethically be done during pregnancy. 644 more words


Cesareans and chronic childhood disease: Time for a public discussion

In an analysis published in the most recent edition of The BMJ, Drs. Jan Blustein and Jianming Liu examine the evidence that cesarean delivery is associated with an increased risk of chronic childhood diseases like asthma, type 1 diabetes, and obesity. 661 more words