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Deep Fear of Childbirth Drives Some C-Sections

The mere idea of pushing a fully grown baby into the world the natural way can give even the bravest expectant mother pause. But a small number of women are so...

Too Many C-Sections: Docs Rethink Induced Labor

The rise in cesarean-section deliveries in recent years has been characterized by some as a key indication of the overmedicalization of childbirth. While the...

The Risks of Early C-Sections

Cesarean sections were once a measure of last resort, a final attempt to save both mom and baby if things did not go well during delivery. That was almost...

Too Many C-Sections?

A picture of a laughing, blond two-year-old hangs on one wall of the office of Claudio Giorlandino, president of Italy's National Commission on Maternity and...

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