Research shows women gave birth to nearly 4 million babies in the U.S. in 2015, down 1 percent from a year earlier. This is a small, but noteworthy drop.
By Laura Santhanam
Parents-to-be increasingly request 'vaginal swabbing' after C-section births, but experts caution it could introduce viruses to the baby.
By Megan Thielking, STAT
C-section rates are skyrocketing in some of the world's poorest countries for reasons that may have little to do with the health of the mother or the child.
By Talea Miller
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