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May 2014

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/07/in-delivery-rooms-reducing-births-of-convenience/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&hp&rref=opinion&_r=1& More From NYT’s blog “Fixes” – Previous contributions to this series on the topic of reducing the rate of unnecessary Cesareans and other unproductive obstetrical interventions in normal childbirth in healthy women. How a new trend for hospitals to employ obstetricians as “hospitalists” is reducing the use of   interventions speed up labor and […]


In Delivery Rooms, Reducing Births of Convenience Fixes looks at solutions to social problems and why they work http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/07/in-delivery-rooms-reducing-births-of-convenience/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&hp&rref=opinion&_r=1& By TINA ROSENBERG MAY 7, 2014 San Francisco General is largely a hospital for the poor. It’s the city’s safety net hospital, known for providing free care for all who can’t afford it, and for its […]


National Study Indicates 45% of C-Sections probably Unnecessary

by faithgibson May 10, 2014

Truven Health Researcher Led Study into Variation of Child Birth Delivery Methods May 07, 2014 08:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time ANN ARBOR, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cesarean Sections (C-sections) continue to occur at a high rate in the US despite evidence that they increase poor health outcomes for women and their children. A new nationwide study reveals that […]

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Using the word “delayed” to describe the timing of physiological cord clamping creates linguistic biases against it’s acceptance

by faithgibson May 8, 2014

At the risk of being churlish, I must note that the word of ‘delayed’ relative to umbilical cord clamping is a term with built-in bias against acceptance by the medical profession, as well as the lay public. Everyone knows that having one’s flight ‘delayed’ is never a good thing. Neither is having one’s doctor (or […]

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