Childbirth

This undated handout photo provided by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists shows Dr. Barbara Levy, vice president for health policy, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  (AP Photo/American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)

Study: Wide hospital quality gap on maternity care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Where a woman delivers her baby can make a major difference to her own health — a quality gap that remains largely hidden from mothers-to-be. A new study comparing hospitals nationwide finds […]

08/04/2014

This photo provided by Shawna Uriguen, shows Shawna with her fiancé Clay Crown, left, and their daughter Kimber Marie Crown taken in Buhl, Idaho on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.  Kimber was born as her mother was driving down the highway in Heyburn, Idaho. The baby arrived as they were stopped at a stoplight on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Shawna Uriguen)

Idaho woman delivers baby while driving to doctor

HEYBURN, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho woman gave birth while driving to a doctor appointment and delivered her daughter by herself. Shawna Uriguen delivered the 6-pound, 7-ounce baby Tuesday while she driving from work to […]

07/03/2014

Maine mom gives birth in driveway

GRAY, Maine (AP) — Frigid temperatures couldn’t stop this delivery. Abigail Cain was in labor and about to leave for the hospital early Friday morning when she had no choice but to give but to […]

01/27/2014

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

(AP Photo)

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

Taiwanese man charged in birthing scheme

HONOLULU (AP) – A Taiwanese man has been charged in a scheme to hide pregnant Chinese tourists so they can give birth in the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. A federal complaint filed […]

08/27/2012

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