Friday, July 27, 2007

Episiotomy

A new article on the dangers of episiotomys and their unnecessarily high rate was on CNNs web site today under an article called : 5 operations you don't want to get.

You can read the whole article by clicking on the link above, but one specific quote I want to point out - ""We asked women who'd delivered vaginally with episiotomy in 2005 whether they had a choice," says Eugene Declercq, Ph.D., main author of the leading national survey of childbirth in America, "Listening to Mothers II," and professor of maternal and child health at the Boston University School of Public Health. "We found that only 18 percent said they had a choice, while 73 percent said they didn't." "

Everything you do during labor is a choice (besides the baby coming out at the end) talk to your docs and midwives folks - it pays to learn!

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