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In The United States, 1 in 3 babies are born via cesarean section delivery. The reason for cesarean births can vary due to pregnancy complications, medical conditions, elective choice, or a result following a trial of labor. No matter what the reason, we want to bring visibility to those who have experienced cesarean birth in recognition of April being Cesarean Awareness Month.
In 2021, approximately 32% of all live births in the United States were cesarean section deliveries (this includes first-time and repeat cesareans). The rate of first-time cesarean section deliveries for women was 22%. After experiencing a cesarean delivery, 87% of women plan to deliver their next baby via repeat cesarean section while the other 13% plan for a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)..
When looking for a pediatrician, it’s important to find one that respects your parenting preferences and is current with evidence-based research. Here are some tips to consider when determining if a pediatrician is a good fit for you and our top picks we recommend to the families we support.
One of the keys to managing discomfort throughout your pregnancy and preparing for your labor can be found in chiropractic care. This does not come as a big surprise to those who already take advantage of the benefits of chiropractic adjustments. But for those who have never seen a chiropractor before, the thought of seeing one for the first time while pregnant can sometimes be met with hesitation. We understand this and that’s exactly why we recommend that you understand the why, when and who to trust to provide this care.
The current COVID-19 pandemic is causing many expectant families to have to switch gears in preparing for birth. Here’s the latest information on what to expect when you go into labor within the next few weeks and resources available for you to prepare now.
Feeling a bit lost in your pregnancy and postpartum with a newborn? Learn how doulas help you prepare for birth by demystifying birth itself, helping you build the mental fortitude to face and overcome your fears, and guiding you through the options when you aren’t sure what to do (or if your goal is even possible). Whether you are early or late in your pregnancy, striving for a VBAC, have a high-risk pregnancy, or struggling with keeping up with a newborn…let our birth and postpartum doulas be your guide.