Category: Obstetrics & gynecology

What’s in the water at waterbirth?

Water birth is dangerous, unnatural, has no benefits, and unlikely, but serious risks. So of course someone is selling it.

/ November 19, 2009

“The mother is the factory”

Who said: “the mother is the factory, and by education and care she can be made more efficient in the art of motherhood”? That was written in 1942 by Grantly Dick-Read, widely considered to be the father of modern natural childbirth. Most people don’t realize that natural childbirth was invented by a man to convince middle and upper class women that childbirth...

/ November 12, 2009

What’s the right C-section rate? Higher than you think.

Editor’s Note: Dr. Mark Crislip has been kidnapped by anti-vaccinationists. Fortunately, we have sent our black Illuminati, pharma-funded, vaccine-wielding helicopters to rescue him, but unfortunately, as a result of his trauma, his usual Friday post is likely to be delayed either until this afternoon or Saturday. In any case, fortunately for us our latest addition to the SBM crew, Dr. Tuteur, was...

/ November 6, 2009

The Tragic Death Toll of Homebirth

More than 10,000 American women each year choose planned homebirth with a homebirth midwife in the mistaken belief that it is a safe choice. In fact, homebirth with a homebirth midwife is the most dangerous form of planned birth in the US. In 2003 the US standard birth certificate form was revised to include place of birth and attendant at birth. In...

/ November 5, 2009