Wednesday, April 20, 2011

What drives OB decisions is not evidence based practice...

"OB is a business. It's a volume business," chimes another doctor, Stephen Crane, MD. "If you get paid $2400 to deliver a baby and you pay out $90,000 in malpractice insurance, you have to do a lot of deliveries to pay for that fee." ---excerpt from the book PUSHED by Jennifer Block. Does this help explain the high C-section rates and invasive interventions used during labor and delivery? YES!!! I'm returning to my blog with a new focus... posting information for the pregnant Mom-to-be on labor and delivery practices, links to informative sites, and questions to specifically ask your provider to empower your choices. Our bodies are NOT failing us, the birthing industry IS... let's PUSH back!

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