Links ~ Two provocative articles on the relative safety of PHB, the issue of “statistical significance” & informed consent

by faithgibson on July 15, 2016

in Contemporary Childbirth Politics

1) Understanding issue of “statistical significance” in studies of PHB safety ~


Using a prospective study published in 2005 comparing midwife-attended OOH birth, midwife-attended hospital birth, and hospital-attended MD births — all for the same low-risk category of childbearing women



2) My conclusions and recommendations ~

An expanded informed consent that included absolute as well as relative statistical information for parents deciding on planned place of birth, and thoughts on how to integrate our maternity system so that cooperated was the norm and physiologically-based care for healthy women was available in the hospital setting.

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