Most women get prenatal care from the doctor they expect will deliver the baby, which can make it difficult if the doctor and hospital are far away. Tim Hale/Getty Images hide caption

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Should More Women Give Birth Outside The Hospital?

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There's a widely held assumption that a slight imbalance in male births has its start at the very moment of conception. But researchers say factors later in pregnancy are more likely to explain the phenomenon. CNRI/Science Source hide caption

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Why Are More Baby Boys Born Than Girls?

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Pregnant doctors are less likely than other women to deliver their babies via C-section, recent research suggests. Economists say that may be because the physician patients feel more empowered to question the obstetrician. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Money May Be Motivating Doctors To Do More C-Sections

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Infants used to be born at home to traditional midwives. Mónica Ortiz Uribe hide caption

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Mexico Aims To Save Babies And Moms With Modern Midwifery

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