Labor and Delivery

Doctors and Home Births

  Home birth isn’t just a novelty anymore. An increasing number of couples are choosing to bring their baby into the world the way that human beings have through most of history: at home. Some people may not understand the choice, believing that a home birth removes all of the benefits of modern medicine from

A Birth Story Straight From the Movies

Sometimes, pregnancy doesn’t always go as planned. This is especially true of labor and delivery. The fact is you often don’t know what to expect until it happens. In some cases, labor may come very fast, leaving you without enough time to get to the hospital. Now, this doesn’t happen that often. If television and

Water Births Gaining Momentum

Forget C-sectionversus natural delivery — the latest debate for moms-to-be at Broward Health Medical Center is bed versus bathtub. Having a baby while immersed in a giant tub of warm water may have once been seen as a radical practice, but water births are going mainstream and two hospitals in Broward County have now embraced

Switching to a C-Section

While you’ll likely do everything that you can to avoid the necessity of a C-section, the fact of the matter is that they’re relatively common. In fact, the national rate for cesarean deliveries is just under 30 percent. You’ve got at least a one in four chance that you’re going to have to give birth

C-Section Rates Still on the Rise

 photo credit: SantaRosa OLD SKOOL If you follow pregnancy-related trends at all, you probably know that the rate of Cesarean section deliveries tends to ebb and flow. During the 1970s, for example, the rate hit the low 30s, but dipped down quite a bit after a more natural approach to childbirth started to trend in the 1980s


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