Short except – link to full article with chart and wonderful art’s rendering on “thinkingmidwife.com” Vaginal examinations: a symptom of a cervical-centric birth culture Posted on May 2, 2015 by midwife thinking  This post is about routine vaginal examinations (VE) during physiological birth ie. an uncomplicated birth without any medical intervention. The VE is a useful […]

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Vaginal Births Safer Than Cesarean, CDC Report Reaffirms Megan Brooks May 21, 2015 Cesarean delivery carries higher risks for women than vaginal birth, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Blood transfusions and admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) are more common after primary (first-time) cesarean deliveries than […]

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How One Hospital Brought Its C-Section Rate Down Fast Faced with the possible loss of an important insurer, one California hospital rapidly reduced excessive cesarean section rates in part by sharing each physician’s rate with everyone in the obstetrics department. By Kaiser Health News May 9, 2015 | NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.— Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, […]

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Repost from UK newspaper ~ The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/apr/12/sheila-kitzinger Sheila Kitzinger, the “high priestess of natural childbirth”, has died at the age of 86. She could reasonably be said to have done more than anyone else to change attitudes to childbirth in the past 50 years. It was her belief that childbirth should not be reduced […]

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CHICAGO, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — “Risk of Blood Clots After Cesarean Delivery,” a podcast about the increasing risk of blood clots after cesarean delivery, is now available at the Physician-Patient Alliance For Heath & Safety YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLKvAYZkd6rZRkvy7V8ldhA/ On iTunes, the podcast is available at https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/peter-cherouny-on-venous-thromboembolism/id897887688?i=338029261&mt=2 In the podcast, Peter Cherouny, MD (Emeritus […]

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