1. "Beyond the immediate risks to her health and the health of her baby, when a woman chooses c-section, she decreases the chance that she will be able to get pregnant again and increases the chance that if she does get pregnant, the pregnancy will occur outside the uterus, a situation that never results in a live baby and is life-threatening to the woman. Furthermore, the risk of having an unexplained stillbirth doubles when a woman has had a previous c-section."
- Marsden Wagner, Born in the USA: How a Broken Maternity System Must Be Fixed to Put Women and Children First
2. "How could I live a life where the person who’d built and experienced and created it alongside me, the person who’d seen me in a hundred different moods, at my highest, at my lowest, in the middle of a C-section with my uterus laid out on my belly, was gone?"
- Jennifer Weiner, All Fall Down
3. "the first published blues was a song called I Got the Blues, which appeared in New Orleans in 1908. Its composer was an Italian American named Antonio Maggio, and it began with a twelve-bar section using a melody that is a clear predecessor of W. C. Handy’s St. Louis Blues."
- Elijah Wald, Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues
4. "Can I be of assistance?" Saiman asked. "Have you ever delivered a child?" Doolittle asked. "Yes, I have." "Good. We have to perform a C-section. One of her unborn is trying to kill the other." "Fascinating," Saiman said. [p.304]"
- Ilona Andrews, Magic Rises
5. "R. C. Hoiles,"
- Richard Reeves, Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese-American Internment in World War II
8. "In short, the fossil record is perfectly compatible with the supposition that at some time between eight and six million years ago, at the north end of the Rift Valley where the most ancient hominid remains have been found, one section of the l. c. a. population found itself living in a watery environment and—whether by choice or under duress—began to adapt to a semi-aquatic existence."
- Elaine Morgan, The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis