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Interesting message board thread about a woman’s concern about her baby “measuring large” in a late term ultrasound and being told she might need a c-section. These come up in my Google Alerts regularly and I’m always glad when people give each other decent advice and gentle words of encouragement.
Sad case of an Australian woman who bled to death from a c-section in 2007 has gone to trial.
Robin from the About.com Pregnancy and Birth blog gives readers a few ideas for inexpensive labor tools.
If you can read this account by Gloria LeMay of Rose’s birth story without cracking a smile, tearing up just a wee bit and feeling all warm and fuzzy inside, check your pulse.
Excerpt from today’s New York Times article, “Letting the Patient Call the Shots”:
I think “noncompliance” is a control word, a power word, and we need a slightly different one. “Compliance” means I order and you either do it or not; you obey. Patients live in their bodies and may know more than the person who prescribes or does their procedure. They may know better about what is going on in their body and about the optimization of their own life. I think people who aren’t taking their own medicine are telling us valuable information about their medications and their life, and we need to listen to them.
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It’s time to put women back in the driver’s seat when it comes to their maternity care decisions. CIMS’ experts have examined how current laws and professional practice guidelines affect patient decision-making in maternity care, and demonstrate in this FREE Webinar how patient access to evidence-based research is particularly important during a time when perinatal mortality and morbidity rates, interventions, and disparities are on the rise in the U.S.
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