ANALYSIS BY WALTER RUSSELL MEAD & STAFF from a series on “The Cost of Parenting“ A Cesarean Section, Now for Only $71,000 If you’re having a child in California, you could be billed anywhere from $3,296 to $37,227 just for a routine delivery—and as high as $71,000 for a cesarean section. Those numbers come from a […]

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Note from editor ~ please see very similar post called “Lessons from Cardiology” on forced bed rest as a iatrogenic medical practice systematically applied over a very long time http://faithgibson.org/lessons-1950s-cardiology/11/ By Paul Burcher, MD, PhD | December 12, 2013 ~ reposted from Medscape Dr Burcher is associate professor of bioethics and obstetrics and gynecology at Alden […]

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The video below is an August 2013 presentation by Ryan McAllister, PhD.  He’s a parent, a biophysicist, and research professor in medical ethics at Georgetown University. Using Swedish statistician Hans Rosling’s “Gapminder” statistical graphics program, Dr. McAllister provides the perfect presentation of the disturbing facts we already know so well — that normal maternity care in the US […]

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Reposted from Health Impact News Daily ~ News that impacts your health that other media sources may censor! December 3, 2013 by Joshua Cook BenSwann.com Hospitals are losing millions to natural birth centers and want to use government regulation to eliminate their competition.  According to an employee of a Fort Mill center, Obstetricians from Rock Hill […]

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Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research; ClinicalTrials.gov published in the NEJM print version: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1214939?viewType=Print&viewClass=Print pdf version: http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMoa1214939 Background Question: Twin birth is associated with a higher risk of adverse perinatal outcomes than singleton birth. It is unclear whether planned cesarean section results in a lower risk of adverse outcomes than planned vaginal delivery in twin pregnancy…. Conclusion: …. between 32 weeks […]

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