Midwifery: January 2007 Archives

midwifery in Iraq


War zone midwives deliver
Right after the fall of Bagdad, a midwife of my aquaintance went to try to get health services up and running. It was hoped that bringing midwifery services would improve an already abysmal infant and maternal mortality rate. Instead, as is sadly typical, the health ministry decided to force women into hospitals without being sure that there were either enough hospitals or enough trained birth attendants for those hospitals. so very very sad, and history if studied would have shown the futility of that approach.

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midwifery in the phillipines


I find this distressing

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Down screening urged for all pregnant women
Explaining this and other genetic testing is a lot more difficult than this article makes it seem. And I worry that this feeds into the eugenics movement.

One of the big problems with being an OB care provider is the cultural expectation that I will be able to promise or guarantee perfection. Not possible. Not at all.

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