Skip to main content

Why Do Women Go Along with This Stuff?

Buy Article:

$51.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

PREFACE: 

Normal childbirth has become jeopardized by inexorably rising interventions around the world. In many countries and settings, cesarean surgery, labor induction, and epidural analgesia continue to increase beyond all precedent, and without convincing evidence that these actions result in improved outcomes ( 1, 2). Use of electronic fetal monitoring is endemic, despite evidence of its ineffectiveness and consequences for most parturients ( 1, 3); ultrasound examinations are too often done unnecessarily, redundantly, or for frivolous rather than indicated reasons ( 4); episiotomies are still routine in many settings despite clear evidence that this surgery results in more harm than good ( 5); and medical procedures, unphysiological positions, pubic shaving and enemas, intravenous lines, enforced fasting, drugs, and early mother‐infant separation are used unnecessarily ( 1). Clinicians write and talk about the ideal of evidence‐based obstetrics, but do not practice it consistently, if at all.

Why do women go along with this stuff? In this Roundtable Discussion, Part 1, we asked some maternity care professionals and advocates to discuss this question. (BIRTH 33:2 June 2006)

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.0730-7659.2006.00094.x

Publication date: 2006-06-01

  • Access Key
  • Free ContentFree content
  • Partial Free ContentPartial Free content
  • New ContentNew content
  • Open Access ContentOpen access content
  • Partial Open Access ContentPartial Open access content
  • Subscribed ContentSubscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed ContentPartial Subscribed content
  • Free Trial ContentFree trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more