Hospitals Trying to Halt Rise in C-sections. Now Encourage Going into Labor Naturally.

“Modern childbirth is a far cry from when our grandmothers delivered at home, and few women would want to return to those days. But as the number of cesarean sections has risen sharply, with no clear evidence that they improve the health of mothers or babies, experts say that childbirth has become overly medicalized and overly expensive. Now some hospitals are making an effort to reduce those trends.”

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Birth is No Time for War Stories

Birth

There is a dominant philosophy in the Western world that says birth is something women survive, not something they actively take part in or, heaven forbid, enjoy.

Tara Moss is the UNICEF patron for breastfeeding for the Baby Friendly Health Initiative.

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