11 October 2008

need a new dishwasher? giving birth?

Well then be sure to check out Consumer Reports. That's right - even Consumer Reports thinks there is too much medical intervention in birth and has published their report entitled "Back To Basics For Safer Childbirth"
In it they conclude that, "too many doctors and hospitals are overusing high-tech procedures". It breaks it's report into two sections, Overuse of High-Tech Measures and Underuse of High-Touch, Noninvasive Measures.
Of the high-touch (I like that!) measures, doulas ("continuous presence of a companion") and VBAC are on the list.

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