One in three deliveries in America are c-sections, yet few women know they’ll need one more than a week in advance. Ask your doctor these questions early in your pregnancy to increase your general c-section awareness, understand your doctor’s views on c-section, and to be prepared for an emergency. What circumstances cause you to perform…

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“Research published [in 2007] concluded that hospitals’ articulated reasons for closing or placing limits on their related midwifery services are not necessarily what is motivating such moves. Looking at two cases in which hospital-affiliated midwifery services had good outcomes, the researcher in this report conducted 52 detailed interviews with midwives, nurses, administrators, childbirth educators, policymakers…

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