Masters in Midwifery, Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health

Discussion in 'Nursing and medical-related degrees' started by Sweetowski, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef

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    I enjoyed that Kizmet, thanks for posting. I think that it's human nature to believe you'll be the exception to the rule, but to be a pregnant woman in American is to sign up for a highly managed labor and delivery unless you deliberately step outside of the routines - and that's not easy to do. There are assumptions about what "good medical care" looks like for labor and delivery, and that keeps women compliant. Truly, the reason midwives of all types have better outcomes is taking a "less is more" approach and intervention by a surgeon only when surgery is needed.
  2. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    That is absolutely infuriating. Talk about "intersectionality".
  3. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    The obvious obstacle here is being equipped for situation where "less is more" is not enough. I'm glad we did it in the hospital; not sure how we'd handle out-of-the-blue hickups. I wish they'd learn to do it better, statistically, though.

    I believe Canada comes one step above US in these ratings. The way Canadians prefer: perfectly mediocre, but with a reason to feel superior to our neighbor. Midwives are available in Ontario, but not mainstream; not any better than in most states.
  4. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

  5. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef

    True, but to flip it, an OB is a surgeon- very overqualified for normal boring spontaneous deliveries - as such, the need to manage something that doesn't need managing is one of the contributors to the "cascade of medical interventions" that drive women to see a midwife. While not everyone wants low-intervention, women who do don't get that with an OB practice. Inductions are the #1 cause of C-section rates, and while it's easy enough on paper to call 100% of them justified, having a C-Section birth puts you at increased risk for all births after that one.

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