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Parents hold their twin newborn babies. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Richard Sennott)

Study finds most twins can be born without a C-section

Expecting twins? You probably don’t need to schedule a cesarean section. Most moms can safely give birth without surgery, a big study finds. It’s the latest research to question the need for C-sections, which are […]

10/02/2013

A family nurse practitioner, right, examines a newborn girl accompanied by her mother in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

After years of decline, US births leveling off?

ATLANTA (AP) — After falling four years in a row, U.S. births may finally be leveling off. The number of babies born last year — a little shy of 4 million — is only a […]

09/06/2013

This undated photo provided by Medical City Children's Hospital in Dallas shows conjoined boys Emmett, left and Owen Ezell. Hospital officials say the conjoined boys born last month in Dallas have been safely separated and are doing well.  (AP Photo/Medical City Children's Hospital)

Conjoined boys separated at Dallas hospital

DALLAS (AP) — The mother of twins successfully separated after being born joined at the chest says she’s looking forward to holding the babies she once thought had no chance of survival. “I’m just so […]

08/29/2013

In this April 26, 2013 photo Kate the Duchess of Cambridge leaves after attending the inauguration of "Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden" near Watford, approximately 18 miles north west of central London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

Where’s that royal baby? Is Kate overdue?

LONDON (AP) — By the time you’re reading this, the Duchess of Cambridge could be in labor. Or it could be a matter of hours. Or days. Or weeks. As Britain’s Prince William and his […]

07/18/2013

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More C-sections are now done closer to due date

ATLANTA (AP) — Not only has the nation’s high level of C-sections finally stopped rising, but more of the operations are taking place closer to the mother’s due date, a new government report found. Figures […]

06/26/2013

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