Free Content They Said So on the News: Parsing Media Reports About Birth

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In this column, the authors reprise recent selections from the Lamaze International research blog, Science & Sensibility. Each selection discusses shortcomings in the news media coverage of childbirth issues. The authors demonstrate how to identify misleading claims in the media and highlight how childbirth educators can apply a common-sense approach and careful fact checking to help women understand the whole story.

Keywords: cesarean; childbirth; childbirth education; home birth; media

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 2010

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