Many women choose a birthing center to deliver their baby as an alternative to a hospital. The midwives there personally accompany each woman from labor onset to post-partum. They rarely use analgesics.
Doctors have warned against jumping to conclusions after three births at one hospital in which children were born with hand deformities. Clinicians are investigating whether the anomalies are linked.
Olivia Ramya Tanner traveled to Sri Lanka to find her birth mother. Then the Swiss woman discovered that everything — from her birth certificate on up — was a lie. She's not alone. Alison Langley reports from Zurich.
To push or not to push? That is the question expectant women are grappling with in Kenya, where elective cesarean section births are on the rise despite potential risks.
We're expecting our first child. So everyone's asking: Awwww, will it be a boy or a girl? Why is everyone so fixated on gender? Anna Sacco asked the experts what our obsession does to children.
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