interesting article

  1. Thought you ladies would enjoy this!

    http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/03/the-most-scientific-birth-is-often-the-least-technological-birth/254420/2/

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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   Elvish
    Erm, the link goes to a facebook group??
  4. by   carrie_c
    Spam.
  5. by   melmarie23
    Quote from Elvish
    Erm, the link goes to a facebook group??
    thats what I am getting too
  6. by   lovenandj, RN
    The OP probably copied the link from the facebook page, and its getting stuck somewhere. Just copy and past the text of the link, that takes you to the article.
  7. by   destova
  8. by   OB-nurse2013
    I really like this article a lot. I actually have been curious about others opinions on other birthing changes as well. I know the biggest hospital where I live has a 75% c-section rate and if you don't have that baby in 4-5 hours then "you aren't progressing" and to surgery you go. Also I know several people that have been induced for non-medical reasons and this seems to be increasing greatly..Does this bother anyone? Just curious
  9. by   melmarie23
    Dr Amy is such a quack.


    (sorry, just reading the comments section, lol)
  10. by   dscrn
    When my niece was due, she told me that she would be delivering on Monday,,,because that's the day her doc delivered,,,,not certain what his section rate is, but bet it's sky high. This country really needs to allow for women to actually go into labor on their own...
  11. by   OB-nurse2013
    Yes, my brother in law one day told me that his wife had the same due date as my son, they're a year apart. His son was born at 38 weeks because the doctor persuaded, and I'm sure a 9 month pregnant mom wouldn't need much persuading to deliver if her docotr is saying its perfectly fine and safe, to be induced because she was going on a cruise. She had a 9 hour labor and the baby couldn't tolerate the pit and surprise- c-section. I hear so many, many of these stories and it drives me nuts!
  12. by   LLLovely
    While I love it, this article is missing something that most providers require in their professional reading, references. And statistics. And peer reviews. And...

    Obviously, it is difficult to design a blind randomized trial to document low intervention birth. There is not a lot of money to be made in low intervention birth and therefore not a lot of money for such a study if it could be designed well.

    Furthermore, most providers, including many midwives, are very focused on only what is within their comfort zones. Often those things are the ones from the peer reviewed journals and conferences. While I'm not against such things, they are the high tech things more often than not that are, or should be, geared towards higher risk patients who could benefit from such interventions. If someone, <ahem> such as an unassuming RN, were to suggest that the income might be just as good or even better if a particular mother was simply left alone, it usually goes over like a fart in church.
  13. by   LLLovely
    * outcome* might be better, not income. Funny error though. Haha!
  14. by   atyourcervix
    Agreed- the woman is NUTS!!!!!!!!!!

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