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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...

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: 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 Trouble With Repeat Cesareans

For many pregnant women in America, it is easier today to walk into a hospital and request major abdominal surgery than it is to give birth as nature intended...

The Labor Market

Expectant parents, spare a thought for Mrs. Jacob Nufer, who in 1500 found herself in agonizing labor. More than a dozen midwives of the Swiss town where she...

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