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Should More Women Give Birth Outside The Hospital?

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Melissa Mathis holds a container of freeze-dried placenta capsules. Carrie Feibel/Houston Public Media hide caption

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Texas Defends A Woman's Right To Take Her Placenta Home

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The World Health Organization has endorsed waiting to clamp the umbilical cord for at least one minute after a baby is born. Sebastien Desarmaux/Godong/Science Source hide caption

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Kristen Caminiti cuddles her son Connor while doctors stitch her up following a C-section. Courtesy of Kristen DeBoy Caminiti hide caption

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The Gentle Cesarean: More Like A Birth Than An Operation

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The Odon Device was inspired by a YouTube video about how to remove a cork from the inside of a wine bottle. The Odon Device hide caption

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The Odon Device

That's how it's supposed to work. But for most new moms, breast-feeding doesn't come easily, a study finds. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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