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March 2013

This is a continuation of yesterday’s post. If you haven’t read part 1, drop to the bottom of this web page and use the “back to previous post” link. Review of: “Planned home birth: the professional responsibility response”  Frank A. Chervenak, MD, et al Presented at European Congress of Perinatal Medicine, Paris, France, June 13, 2012 “An editorial […]

“Planned home birth: the professional responsibility response”   Frank A. Chervenak, MD, et al Presented at European Congress of Perinatal Medicine, Paris, France, June 13, 2012 Conclusion “Advocacy of planned home birth is a compelling example of what happens when ideology replaces professionally disciplined clinical judgment and policy. We urge obstetricians, other concerned physicians, midwives, and other obstetric […]

Cesarean Rates Vary Ten-fold Among US Hospitals; Reducing Variation May Address Quality & Cost Issues

by faithgibson March 18, 2013

2013 Project HOPE—The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2012.1030 HEALTH AFFAIRS 32, NO. 3 (2013): 527–535, By Katy Backes Kozhimannil, Michael R. Law, and Beth A. Virnig QUOTE: In the context of childbirth, better care co-ordination could include more effective risk- based triage for maternity care. Such triage could take the form of high-risk hospitals with the […]

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Increased risk of placenta accreta following primary elective caesarean delivery: a case-controlled study

by faithgibson March 4, 2013

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 03/04/2013 Conclusion: Compared with primary emergency caesarean section, primary elective caesarean section significantly increased the risk of placenta accreta in a subsequent pregnancy in the presence of *placenta praevia (OR 3.00; 95% CI 1.47–6.12; P = 0.025). *editor’s note: Obviously, follow-up studies on women with previas (all of whom had […]

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Study indicates vaginal births but not C-sections trigger brain-protecting proteins in babies

by faithgibson March 2, 2013

BY SHARON KIRKEY, POSTMEDIA NEWS AUGUST 9, 2012 Some experts say that changing demographics – older first-time mothers, more twin births from fertility treatments, more mothers with hypertension, diabetes, obesity and other health problems – are not enough to explain an almost doubling in the C-section rate since the early 1990s. The popularity of C-sections may carry a […]

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