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The Case of the Coerced C-Section: What are Women's Rights in Birth?

A Virginia mother recently pressed assault and battery charges against a doctor she claims coerced her into an unnecessary C-section. Her case represents a growing number of women who say they, too, were forced into birthing procedures they did not need.
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Why It Might Be a Good Idea to Eat During Labor

New research says you don't have to fast while you're in labor anymore. You fuel-up for a marathon, why should giving birth be any different?

Science Can Finally Narrow Down When You'll ACTUALLY Give Birth

Only five percent of babies are born on their actual due date. Groundbreaking new research could change that.

Scientists Do an About-Face on C-Section Health Outcomes for Babies

Good news for moms who have to give birth by C-section: Your child could be even healthier for it. But there is some bad news...

Good News: Complications from C-Section Epidurals Are on the Decline

Getting an epidural or spinal block during a C-section is much safer than it used to be. Yet another reason to be thankful you're giving birth in the 21st century.

Fear Over Having a Big Baby Can Lead to Unnecessary Interventions

If you're afraid your baby is going to be too big to deliver naturally, you might end up having a C-section. Even if you don't need it. Here's why.

Is a Doula Worth the Cost? Here's What You'll Spend

Having a doula by your side during childbirth is invaluable to some moms, while others don't need it, or flat-out can't afford it. We find out from a doula what exactly her fee includes.

Ouch! How to Tell the Difference Between Prodromal Labor and the Real Thing

Knowing this subtle difference between contractions can prevent unnecessary (and frustrating) false-starts to the hospital.

Mom-to-Be Shows That Twerking is the Best Way to Get Through Labor

New mom Yuki Nishizawa found a great way to get through labor: doing the Tootsee Roll! Now slide, Baby, slide...

There's a New Ultrasound For Pregnancy—and It Helps Detect Early Labor

Yup, seeing your cute baby's face won't be the your only reason for an ultrasound: It could save your newborn's life, too.

Labor: Science FINALLY Understands How We Do It

Scientists are starting to have a better grasp on how the human body sustains itself during birth—which will help women in labor everywhere.

Photo Series Captures the Calm Beauty of Home Birth

These photos will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about giving birth.

Babies Born via C-Section Benefit from 'Cord Milking'

You've heard of delaying cord clamping, but this newer cord technique is working wonders for preterm babies. Some doctors think full term babies could use it, too. Should you ask for it?

QUIZ: Which Childbirth Class Is Right For You?

Wondering where to turn when it comes to prepping for D-day? Take this quick quiz to find out the best class for you.

8 Easy Ways to Soothe Your Labor Worries

Worried about labor and delivery? No need to panic: We've got simple expert-led solutions for the most common anxieties surrounding the birthing process.
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