Tag Archives: c-section

Surrender

Women have long fought for their rights: to vote, to own property, to education, equal pay, rights to hold certain jobs, marital rights, legal rights and others. More recently, the fight is around abortion. The latter controversy is still in … Continue reading

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KUOW Morning Edition: Story of Natural Birth

Thanks to board member Lisa Chin for pointing out this great piece by KUOW this morning: There Will Always Be Three Now: A Story Of Natural Birth You can listen online at their website. When it comes to giving birth … Continue reading

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A novel approach to lowering c-sections

Thanks Emily for bringing this New York Times article to my attention – what a startling idea. Use c-sections when they’re needed… In Effort to Limit C-Sections, Two Methods Yield Different Results on Staten Island Doctors at Staten Island University … Continue reading

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Reducing Infant Mortality – watch this video!

This is, hands-down, the best video I have ever seen on the topic of maternal and neonatal health. Settle in – it’s about 17 minutes long. If you are interested in these issues, you will love this. If you are … Continue reading

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Ah ha – here’s the NIH report we’ve been waiting for!

Thanks to Julia G. for posting this on Facebook – the NIH did indeed conclude after their conference that VBAC’s were “reasonably safe” and should be more available. The Seattle Times covered it, but they buried it in the middle … Continue reading

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The news is ablaze with c-section information

I find this wave of news stories on reducing the number c-sections very interesting. These two came out today on MSNBC. Video: Experts find natural delivery safe after c-sections and Women need chance to avoid 2nd C-section I wonder if … Continue reading

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An example of another way to do it – musings on birth

I saw this article in the New York Times this week: NYT: Lessons at Indian Hospital About Births The article shows how rising costs don’t have to be part of maternal healthcare: As Washington debates health care, this small hospital … Continue reading

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ABC News Reports on Rise in Maternal Mortality Rates

This video really drives home that there is still more work to be done in making birth safer for women and their babies (thanks to Walker Karraa for the pointer): ABC News Video – New Moms at Risk: Why are … Continue reading

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C-sections at “epidemic” levels – does it matter?

Today’s MSNBC article C-section rates around globe at ‘epidemic’ levels highlights again the rise in c-section rates over the past few decades, particularly noting China’s c-section rate at nearly 50%. The article cites many reasons for this – financial incentives … Continue reading

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