When will women fully choose and control their births? Sadly trends for young mothers include having their babies in hospitals rather than moving more toward natural childbirth at home. The C-section rate has climbed more than 50% since 1996, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. An increasing proportion of first-time mothers are choosing to deliver by C-section, while fewer women who have had a previous C-section deliver subsequent babies vaginally. This ad for an upcoming magazine trivializes the reality of birth and reduces this sacred passage in life to another way to hawk magazines and ipad widgets. Gag V.