I don’t suppose anyone has a cite for this? “Every time you have a pregnancy, the placenta implants in the uterus and that implantation site cannot be used again because it’s scarred,” said Dr. Diane Harper of the University of… Read More ›
OBs denying doula access: Where’s the SCIENCE!!!1!?
Can someone show me again the SCIENCE!!!1! behind denying access to a doula during maternity care? Here are a few excerpts of papers I found, mixed in type (quantitative research, qualitative research, meta-analysis, review), on doula care. Emphases are mine…. Read More ›
Utah OB practice declares its misogyny up front
The Birth Whisperer (and just about everyplace else in the birthosphere) has published a sign posted in the Aspen Women’s Center in Utah, USA. Description: A teal sign on an office wall, reading: Because the physicians at Aspen Women’s Center… Read More ›
Canadian study finds mothers & babies much less likely to be injured in homebirth
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 ›
Quickhit: “Pit to distress”
Unnecesarean, Nursing Birth, and other bloggers are talking about an unofficial protocol used by some obstetricians, “Pit to distress”. Check it out at these links, which explain the background and the reality on the ground. “Pit to Distress”: Your Ticket… Read More ›
More confected fat-baby epidemic panic? The “increasing trend” that isn’t.
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 ›
What the media isn’t asking about that private hospital birth study (or, Bayes’ Theorem for Dummies)
Have peer review committees just given up on actually including a statistician these days? or do the statisticians need to do more sociology classes?
“The Doctors” TV – Fair and Balanced on “The Alternative Birthing Debate”
I just watched “The Doctors” on birthing. They called the show “The Alternative Birthing Debate”. I thought I’d live-semi-transcribe it for you. Some of this is quickly paraphrased, but the quoted material is not misquoted in ways (I hope) that… Read More ›
Faves: Bodies, Breasts ‘n’ Birth edition
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.
“It’s just like a normal external bra!” Snoopy-nosed Redundant Skin Envelopes
Vaginas are not “disgusting”. The Be Cervix Savvy campaign
Peeve Time: “The Obese” as Walking Dead
“Soon they’ll be telling us that we can’t thrash our own wives.”
If you didn’t get on to Green Wing last time tigtog mentioned it, you can add my voice to the chorus. Imagine Scrubs minus the glossy Americanishnessness and the relentless unselfconscious misogyny, and plus actors who are willing to laugh… Read More ›