Cesarean Section

An article by LiveScience discusses a study that links fear and anxiety to longer labor. The study says that labor will last an average of 47 minutes longer and with chances for more interventions if mom is afraid of childbirth. This study goes along with many of the things that are spoken about in childbirth classes. They all teach moms to how to breathe and try to relax during childbirth.… Continue reading

In the United States, the rate of C-sections has grown higher that most would want at 34%. This increase in C-sections has been attributed to many factors, but many would agree that the number could be less. It was surprising to see that China is facing C-section numbers that even higher than those in the United States. A MSNBC online article states that the rate of C-section in China is… Continue reading

A truly miraculous pregnancy and birth happened when a baby was delivered at 32 weeks after growing outside his mother’s uterus.  Nicky Soto was told when she was 18 months pregnant that the baby was not growing in her uterus and that it was definite risk to her life and the life of her unborn son.  The mom decided to continue on with the pregnancy and remained in… Continue reading

Actress Mariska Hargitay at 2008 Emmy Awards. Author:http://www.flickr.com/photos/greginhollywood

Mariska Hargitay and her husband Peter Hermann recently adopted a baby girl.  Their new baby girl ,Amaya Josephine, joins older brother August Miklos Friedrich Hermann.  Hargitay gave birth to 5 year-old August on June 28, 2006 via emergency cesarean section.     

Hargitay stars on the NBC drama Law and Order: Special victims unit.  She is… Continue reading