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”
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Childbirth: What to Reject When You’re Expecting
http://www.consumerreports.org/doctors-hospitals/childbirth-what-to-reject-when-youre-expecting/ 10 procedures to think twice about during your pregnancy Despite a healthcare system that outspends those in the rest of the world, infants and mothers fare worse in the U.S. than in many other industrialized nations. Infants in this country are more than twice as likely to die before their first birthday as thoseContinue reading “Childbirth: What to Reject When You’re Expecting”
When A Big Baby Isn’t So Big
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/01/11/high-birth-weight-predictions-are-often-inaccurate/?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=2 A significant amount of women are told they are having BIG BABIES! “Telling mothers this has a profound effect, and contributes to undermining women’s confidence they can deliver the baby”. (click to read on blogs.nytimes.com)
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