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Mommie Dearest: Florida Hospital Tried To Force C-Section On A Mom

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A Florida mother gave birth to her fourth baby this past Friday amidst a hell of a controversy. Jennifer Goodall, who has had three previous C-sections, had been hoping to attempt a vaginal birth with her fourth delivery. However, her providers at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte were not on board with her wishes and went as far as saying that they would perform a C-section on Goodall against her will if need be. Earlier this month, Goodall received a letter from the hospital’s Chief Financial Officer informing her that they were going to seek a court order that would allow them to perform a C-section surgery on her without consent. Goodall also learned that the hospital planned to report her to the Department of Children and Family Services, threatening the custody of her other children.

At 41 weeks pregnant, Goodall and her lawyers fought back, but she was still frightened to enter a hospital that threatened to perform surgery on her against her will. In the end, she delivered at another hospital, one that honored her request to attempt a vaginal birth, despite it ending in a fourth cesarean. Goodall was not looking to go against best practices, and she wasn’t even against the idea of a c-section. All she wanted was a shot at birthing her baby vaginally. Keep reading »

WTF: Pregnant Mother With Bipolar Disorder Sedated, Baby Forcibly Taken From Womb Via C-Section

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This story is all kinds of fucked up: a pregnant woman in Essex, UK, was sedated and had her baby forcibly taken from her womb via C-section because she was not taking her medication for bipolar disorder. The child is now 15-months-old and in the care of social services. The woman, an Italian who was in the UK for a Ryanair training course, is now trying to get her child back. Keep reading »

C-Section Births Tied To Obesity

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Caesarian sections are on the rise in the United States, but a new study out yesterday indicates that the surgical birth method may have an unexpected consequence. It found that babies born by C-section are twice as likely to be obese by age three, reports the Washington Post. Researchers reviewing the records of 1,255 mothers and babies discovered that 7.5 percent of those born vaginally were obese at three, vs. 15.7 percent of those born by C-section. Read more…

Quickies!: McCain’s Body Language, J. Lo The Mother, & An Elephant With A Smack Problem

  • Jennifer Lopez dishes on motherhood, marriage and her glamorous life in October’s Elle. [Shine.yahoo]
  • John McCain had displayed some very interesting body language at the RNC last night. [Daily Bedpost]
  • A new study found that natural birth triggers maternal bonds, which means women who have C-sections are less attached. [Tango]
  • A four-year-old bull elephant kicked his heroin addiction after a three-year detox. [Asylum]
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    Quickies!: Is Vanity Keeping You Poor?

  • Women pay a high price for all their primping and coiffing. [Shine]
  • Cesarean section rates in New York City have increased by 24 percent over the past six years. [Medical News Today]
  • A recent study found that married women in India whose husbands physically and sexually abuse them are about four times more likely to contract HIV compared with married women in the country who do not experience abuse. [Medical News Today]
  • We still have sexual stereotypes in relationships, but when it comes to cooking the playing field is a little more even. [Dear Sugar]
  • Here’s a list of date ideas for the not-so-new couple that still really digs each other. [College Candy]
  • Hormonal birth control pills may cause a woman to be attracted to the scents of men whose immune system DNA is most similar to her own, which can make for a bad reproductive match. [Tango]
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    Star Couplings: Madonna Messes Up Alex Rodriguez’s Game

  • Some Toronto Blue Jays fans taunted Alex Rodriguez at a Yankee game this weekend, holding up photos of Madonna. As a Red Sox fan, I love it! [DListed]
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