Cesarean sections and breast feeding can have lifelong effects on a baby’s health, and researchers may have uncovered why.
In 2009, midwives delivered 8% of babies born in the U.S. — an all-time high. The most midwife-friendly state? New Mexico, where midwives bring 24% of all babies into the world
A new study finds that babies born by c-section are twice as likely to be obese by age 3 as those delivered vaginally.
Get that scalpel ready: Nearly one of every three births in 2008 — 32% — was a C-section, according to an annual report that tallies trends in births and deaths. Black mothers were most likely to deliver their babies that way.
Being born on Oct. 10, 2010 — 10/10/10 — is allegedly very lucky. And being born at 10:10 on 10/10/10 is supposedly so lucky that women in many countries scheduled their Cesarean sections for that moment. But is it really?
The number of women opting to deliver by caesarean section in the U.K. has doubled since 1980, a phenomenon that has been popularly attributed to women being “too posh to push.”
The percentage of babies born by Cesarean section remains high, with one in three first-time moms giving birth via the surgical method according to the latest government study.
Scientists belonging to the Consortium on Safe Labor, a research project supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human …