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C-Sections May Be Causing Evolutionary Changes Feature
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C-Sections May Be Causing Evolutionary Changes

Why is it so difficult and painful for human females to give birth

Opioids: An Evolving Health Crisis for Women
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Opioids: An Evolving Health Crisis for Women

Opioids such as heroin and fentanyl, continue to harm women and families. Women are at greater risk for OUD because of biologic differences, and women also have higher rates of chronic pain.

Serena Williams Shares Childbirth Ordeal
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Serena Williams Shares Childbirth Ordeal

Though Serena Williams commands the tennis court with ease when she plays, life-threatening complications following the birth of her daughter sidelined her for six weeks.

Incision Length Linked to Pain After C-Section
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Incision Length Linked to Pain After C-Section

How much pain a woman feels after cesarean delivery may depend on the length of the incision, a new study suggests.

Breastfeeding May Reduce Pain From C-Section
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Breastfeeding May Reduce Pain From C-Section

Breastfeeding for a longer time may help women reduce the risk of chronic pain after a cesarean delivery.

Considering a Home Birth? Here's What You Need to Know
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Considering a Home Birth? Here's What You Need to Know

A home birth can be a safe and natural way to give birth, but you need to discuss it with your partner, make sure you're a good candidate and be prepared.

Doctors Urged to Discuss Cord Blood Donations Early in Pregnancy
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Doctors Urged to Discuss Cord Blood Donations Early in Pregnancy

A leading group of U.S. pediatricians is encouraging parents to donate to public cord blood banks after the birth of their children.

Newborns May Get Legionnaire’s Disease From Home Water Birth
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Newborns May Get Legionnaire’s Disease From Home Water Birth

Two cases in Arizona and one in Texas highlight a little-known danger of "water births" at home.

Less Labor Pain, Lower Postpartum Depression Risk?
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Less Labor Pain, Lower Postpartum Depression Risk?

Women who obtain good pain relief during labor may have to worry less about postpartum depression later, new research suggests.

Is There a Safer Choice Than Opioids After a C-Section?
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Is There a Safer Choice Than Opioids After a C-Section?

Expectant moms often try to plan as many aspects of their upcoming delivery as they can. But one thing they might not consider is what type of pain relief they will choose if they need to have a C-section.

Ob/Gyns Warn Against 'Vaginal Seeding' Trend for Newborns
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Ob/Gyns Warn Against 'Vaginal Seeding' Trend for Newborns

The U.S.'s leading group of obstetricians and gynecologists is warning against a new trend where babies born by C-section are "seeded" via cotton swabs with vaginal microbes from the mother.

Opioids Overprescribed After C-Sections
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Opioids Overprescribed After C-Sections

Women are routinely prescribed more opioid painkillers than they need after c-sections.

Prior C-Section Raises Risk of Complications With Home Birth
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Prior C-Section Raises Risk of Complications With Home Birth

Pregnant women who've had a cesarean delivery in the past should not plan a home birth because they face a higher risk for complications, researchers warn.