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Brazilian Mothers Rebel Against Cesarean Births
In Brazil, more than half of all babies are born via C-section. But that trend may be turning around in a country with one of the highest cesarean rates in the world.
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In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 photo, newborn Hadassa Coelho lies in an incubator at the Perinatal Clinic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She was birthed via cesarean section.

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In this Wednesday, July 25, 2012 photo, a pregnant woman is examined as she waits to give birth at a public hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 photo, Daniele Coelho undergoes a cesarean section to give birth to her daughter, Hadassa, as father Romulo uses a camera records the delivery at the Perinatal Clinic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 photo, Daniele Coelho holds her newborn daughter, Hadassa, as doctors finish her caesarean section at the Perinatal Clinic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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In this Thursday, July 26, 2012 photo, a nurse changes the diaper of a newborn baby at the Perinatal Clinic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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In this Wednesday, July 25, 2012 photo, Mariana Migon caresses her premature newborn daughter, Sofia, lying inside an incubator at a public hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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In this Wednesday, July 25, 2012 photo, Mariana Migon caresses the hand of her premature newborn daughter, Sofia, lying inside an incubator at a public hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

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In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 photo, relatives watch as Romulo Coelho holds his newborn daughter, Hadassa, birthed via cesarean section at the Perinatal Clinic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

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Brazilian Mothers Rebel Against Cesarean Births

In Brazil, more than half of all babies are born via C-section. But that trend may be turning around in a country with one of the highest cesarean rates in the world.

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