Covered California will exclude hospitals with high rates of C-sections http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20160421/NEWS/160429983 By Maria Castellucci  | April 21, 2016 Covered California, the state’s insurance exchange, will exclude hospitals with high rates of C-sections in an effort to reduce the overall number of medically unnecessary cesarean births, which can be costly and carry higher risks for mother and […]

C-section overuse adds to maternal, infant deaths http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20151201/NEWS/151209985 By Sabriya Rice  | December 1, 2015 Far too many women in the U.S. continue to give birth by cesarean section, leading to unnecessarily high rates of maternal and infant deaths, according to research published in JAMA. About 33% of pregnant women in the U.S. deliver babies via […]

Day 12: Historical & contemporary comments by physicians about midwives ~ 1820 to 2014

by faithgibson April 15, 2016

A 30-day series of quotes spanning two hundred years ~ click here to begin with Day 1 Speed readers and nerds can link to the entire series as a single long post   Day 12 ~ 2011 to 2014 2011 ~ Rachael Ward, director of research for Amnesty International USA and author of: “Deadly Delivery: The Maternal […]

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Day 11: Historical & contemporary comments by physicians about midwives ~ 1820 to 2014

by faithgibson April 11, 2016

A 30-day series of quotes spanning two hundred years ~ click here to begin with Day 1 You can also read the entire series as a single post Day 11 ~ 1966 to 1985  1966 ~ Dr. J. Rovinsky, MD; foreword of Davis Obstetrics: “There is no alibi for not knowing what is known“ 1971 ~ Dr. Levy, […]

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Day 10: Historical & contemporary comments by physicians about midwives ~ 1820 to 2014

by faithgibson April 10, 2016

A 30-day series of quotes spanning two hundred years ~ click here to begin with Day 1 For speed readers and nerds, here is the entire series as a single long post   Day 10 ~ 1937 1937 ~ obstetrician and famous philanthropist Dr. Alan Guttmacher (associate professor of obstetrics, John Hopkins Hospital) from his book […]

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