Your Biggest C-Section Risk May Be Your Hospital Consumer Reports finds that your risk of a cesarean section can be more than nine times higher depending on the hospital you choose. The most common major surgery performed in the U.S isn’t to remove an appendix or replace a knee. It’s to deliver babies by cesarean section, or C-section. Roughly one out ofContinue reading “Your Biggest C-Section Risk May Be Your Hospital”

Fearing childbirth may prolong labor Dr. Stuart Fischbein chuckled when he read the title of the press release: “Women with a fear of childbirth endure a longer labor.” The release was promoting a study published this week in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Researchers at Akershus University Hospital in Norway found women who feared giving birthContinue reading “Fearing childbirth may prolong labor”

Giving Birth and the C-Section Stigma (click link above to read the entire post on   Giving birth has nothing to do with pushing. It has nothing to do with contractions. It has nothing to do with pain. Giving birth has everything to do with giving. In this final sacrosanct act of pregnancy, all is set aside as the mother does whateverContinue reading “Giving Birth and the C-Section Stigma”