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Baltimore Healthy Start Program Nearly Eradicates Low Birthweight Among Infants

Baltimore's Healthy Start program, which provides medical care and support for low-income pregnant women and their infants, recently reported that for two consecutive years, nearly none of the infants born to women enrolled in the program had very low birthweights, the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Hospitals Prohibit Vaginal Births After C-Sections

NPR's "All Things Considered" on Monday reported on hospitals that are barring women who have had previous caesarean sections to have planned vaginal births. Citing rising c-section rates and studies that found vaginal births after c-sections were a safe option for some women, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and NIH in the early 1990s issued guidelines that permitted VBACs in some cases.

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