Yeah, I get cranky at stories like this one: Tracy Hermanstorfer: Christmas Miracle Mom and Baby Die, Revive I’m thrilled for the family that they both survived this event. I hope they go on to a happy, loving, long life… Read More ›
Via Science and Sensibility, this new homebirth study out of British Columbia should be required reading for our Health Department and policy-makers: “Outcomes of planned home birth with registered midwife versus planned hospital birth with midwife or physician”. This high-quality… Read More ›
This supposed ongoing upward trend in birthweight has been used as an excuse for absurd levels of inductions of labour and skyrocketing C sections, and a springboard for blaming lazy, old, fat, neglectful mothers for the “obesity epidemic”, childhood cancer,… Read More ›
Hoyden About Town is looking forward to the finalist voting in the 2008 Weblog Awards. Because it’s school holidays and tigtog and I are family-focussed right now, I’ve put together a few of my posts from the past, in the categories Feminism, Breasts, bodies and birth, Bad science, Big pharma, and Disability. They’re not chosen for any strict criteria – just the posts I found memorable, the ones linked a lot, the ones that attracted lots of comments. I’m not sure whether tigtog will find time to do the same (but I hope so!) This should be fun for relative newcomers to Hoyden About Town as well as for people cruising the Weblog Awards nominees.
If you have a favourite Hoyden post, do please feel free to add it in comments for the appropriate category. Enjoy.
Back in November 2007, tigtog and I discussed at length the paper on the baby bonus introduction by Andrew Leigh and Joshua Gans, “Born (Again) on the First of July: Another Experiment in Birth Timing”. The paper has now been revised for international publication, this time with mortality data.
Their thesis back in 2007 was there was an introduction effect “delaying” births around the time of the baby bonus introduction, and their data does show a clear change in pattern.
Health insurance for women is being denied, or premium-loaded, in the wake of the Cesarean section upsurge. The New York Times reports “After Caesareans, Some Women See Higher Insurance Cost”: When the Golden Rule Insurance Company rejected her application for… Read More ›
Image Source: Dorland’s Medical Dictionary for Health Consumers. © 2007 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. Because at least one doesn’t seem prepared to acknowledge that foetal presentation makes any difference to birthing outcomes. Lauredhel has been astonishingly civil… Read More ›
Srsly. The ABC News is quoting economist Andrew Leigh as saying that the “delayed” interventions around baby bonus time is causing fatter children. A Canberra economist says an increase in the baby bonus could lead to unhealthier children. Research by… Read More ›