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  1. Other
    A group of breathtaking en caul bphotos are are making the Interwebs's rounds, and it's no wonder--the pictures are amazing and show what life is like seconds before a baby is born. A talented Brazillian birth photographer was able to capture some incredible pictures of a beautiful baby boy...
  2. Green Goods
    With the rates of maternal mortality in the United States rising, clinicians are looking for ways to save mothers' lives and reduce complications. One way is to reduce the incidences of Cesarean births, and a campaign called Team Birth Project looks to do just that. In 2013, two women died...
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    Many woman desire intervention-free births, but only a small minority end up having the birth that they envisioned. A new Australian study sheds light on a variety of factors that may help to promote or prohibit "normal birth." The idea of a normal birth varies from woman to woman. While some...
  4. Baby
    Fathers often play a supporting role during labor and the immediate post-partum period. However, this amazing Dad took the lead! Pregnancy and birth don't always go as expected, and this was true for April and Maxamillian Kendall Neubauer. On June 26th, the couple gave birth to a healthy...
  5. Pregnancy & Birth
    One doula is hoping to change the stigma around cesarean sections by renaming them "belly births." For the majority of women, a cesarean section is not their first choice when it comes to bringing their child into the world. After all, they've spent the last nine months envisioning their...
  6. Baby
    A uterus rupture is a scary event, and I knew the risks going into my fourth c-section. Despite the risk, I never believed it would happen to me - until it did. Some might call me a c-section expert, even though that's not the topic I wanted to be an expert in. I knew the risks going into my...
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    A new study offers further insight for women who want to try for a vaginal birth after a previous cesarean section. When envisioning birth, the majority of pregnant women hope for a peaceful vaginal delivery, void of complications, and according to their birth plan. However, anyone who has ever...
  8. Other
    Back pain after birth is not incredibly uncommon. One mother just found the cause of her decade and a half of back pain: an epidural needle left in her back. Fourteen years ago, Amy Bright gave birth via a C-section to a beautiful baby boy named Jacob, her youngest of six children. Shortly...
  9. Other
    Babies who experience induction or cesarean section births are more likely to encounter health problems, according to a major global study. Medical advances are life-saving when a pregnancy turns high-risk. However, for the majority of low-risk pregnancies, medical interventions are not only...
  10. Baby
    On Thursday March 8th, 11:24 pm, this little baby came into the world with a big smile and outstretched arms, practically screaming: "HELLO WORLD!!!" First shared on Love What Matters, this is the adorable story of Baby Sullivan's birth. Related: Mom Captures Magic of Life Through Newborn...
  11. Pregnancy & Birth
    We love birth photography and frequently post articles that feature babies meeting their mamas for the first time - from hospital births to water births, and even surprise deliveries in parking lots. But we've never featured a story on a mama delivering her own baby by C-Section. There's a...
  12. Other
    Obstetrical care in the United States often takes a "one-size-fits-all" approach. New research has discovered, however, that the time it takes a woman to progress in labor varies tremendously. Approximately one in three births in the United States happens via cesarean section. Thirty-two...
  13. Pregnancy & Birth
    Preparing for a C-section can feel overwhelming. No matter what the reason for your C-section, you will feel better knowing you are prepared. A scheduled C-section feels strange. You know the date your baby will arrive, but you also have a major abdominal surgery in your future. After three...
  14. Pregnancy & Birth
    Women face intense emotions after having an unplanned C-section, ranging from happiness all the way to regret and guilt. The questions and comments from others only encourage that C-section guilt. When you have an unplanned C-section, you face a whirlwind of emotions. At first, you might feel...
  15. Baby
    After a failed induction and a failed VBAC, I was ready to have a birth I loved. My husband and I worked together to ensure all of my needs were met to finally have a healing C-section. We found out I was pregnant with our third child in June 2015, after two years of trying. Internally, I...
  16. Baby
    A study presented at the 2017 Euroanaesthesia Congress, held in Geneva, proposed an interesting correlation between breastfeeding and healing from a C-section birth. According to the CDC, 32% of 2015 births in the United States were done by cesarean delivery. While pain is par for the course...
  17. Pregnancy & Birth
    A screenshot went viral recently because it showed a photographer criticizing a pregnant woman for planning a C-section. Although it was revealed that the text exchange was fake, it started an important conversation about birth-shaming. Related: Empowered Birth: What is YOUR Story? You've...
  18. Pregnancy & Birth
    Many babies are born by cesarean in our modern day. While there is ample debate over the necessity of a 30% rate of surgical birth, there is no question that birth is both meaningful and beautiful for mom and baby whatever the mode of deliver. I want to lower the c-section rate. I also feel an...
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