Cesarean rates have risen to double the recommended number in recent years. ‘Lazy celebs’ are being blamed for encouraging the trend!
Experts say C-Sections should be reserved for medical reasons only and the rate should be closer to 15 percent!
Kassandra Toruga, 18, from Maricopa, Arizona was arrested after she attempted to kill her nine-months-pregnant friend and perform an amateur C-section to take the baby. How horrible! According to police, she was found in the victim’s apartment with two large butcher knives, scissors, diapers and baby clothes. Since the incident on Feb. 16, Kassandra’s friend has given birth and is fearful that she will come back and try to steal her baby again.
SexCies is introducing a new line of lingerie designed to flatten and disguise C-section tummies. Would you buy it?
The rate of C-sections is on the rise. And SexCies—a lingerie brand for women who have had the surgery—has found a way for mamas dealing with those post-C-section lumps, bumps and scars AND jazz it up in the bedroom! Many women are self-conscious about not only the scar that results from having a C-section, but the extra fold of skin that strangely appears above the scar. SexCies CorCelette is designed to deal with both of these issues—by flattening and hiding the problem area. So, would you buy it?
Aneka wanted to experience natural childbirth with her fourth pregnancy, so instead of her scheduled C-section, she gave birth at home with a midwife. Was she foolish to take such risks? Experts say yes!
Aneka (she doesn’t want to reveal her last name) was supposed to check in to a Maryland hospital for her scheduled C-section — just like she’d done with her first three kids — on December 2. But this time the mom-to-be had different plans. “I asked my doctor if I could try delivering vaginally, and she said no. I called the hospital and they said the wouldn’t allow it,” she tells CNN. After calling three other local hospitals and getting the same disappointing results, Aneka decided to go a different route.
It’s not just Hollywood stars like Kelly Preston who are having babies in their 40s, a new report says that more women over 40 are giving birth than ever before.
It used to be that once a woman turned 40, her odds of having children were pretty crummy. But now, the number of American women giving birth after hitting the big 4-0 has risen. The American Academy of Pediatrics released the numbers, and the surprising facts are that, while women in their 40s are having more children (the birth rate in that age bracket rose four percent), everyone else seems to be having less. The birth rates for all other age groups — teens, women in their 20s and women in their 30s — all fell, as two percent fewer babies were born in 2008 than the year before. What does this mean? It means that in 2008, a little more than four million babies were born in the U.S., which is the smallest number in years.
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