http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/03/the-most-scientific-birth-is-often-the-least-technological-birth/254420/ If you look at scientific literature, you find over and over again that many interventions increase risk to mother and child instead of decreasing it. When I ask my medical students to describe their image of a woman who elects to birth with a midwife rather than with an obstetrician, they generally describe aContinue reading “The Most Scientific Birth Is Often the Least Technological Birth”
Category Archives: cesarean
Researchers Test Microbe Wipe To Promote Babies’ Health After C-Sections
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/02/01/464905786/researchers-test-microbe-wipe-to-promote-babies-health-after-c-sections Babies get a lot from their mothers. But babies born by cesarean section don’t pass through the birth canal and miss out on the benefits from picking up Mom’s microbes on the way out. Researchers studying the human microbiome have asked: Could there be a way to fix that? If so, it might helpContinue reading “Researchers Test Microbe Wipe To Promote Babies’ Health After C-Sections”
THE BIG BABY CONUNDRUM
http://blog.everymothercounts.org/the-big-baby-conundrum/ When I read the January 11th New York Times Well blog, titled When A Big Baby Isn’t So Big, I looked back on my career as a labor nurse and thought, “Yep – happens all the time.” Predictions for a “too big baby” were among the most common reasons I heard from women admittedContinue reading “THE BIG BABY CONUNDRUM”
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