Evidence-based Sources

Maternal Mortality ~ Of Blind Alleys & Things that Worked: History’s Lessons on Reducing MM

May 1, 2018

http://www.jsieurope.org/safem/collect/safem/pdf/s2929e/s2929e.pdf 02. Of Blind Alleys and Things that Have Worked: History’s Lessons on Reducing Maternal Mortality Wim Van Lerberghe1 and Vincent De Brouwere2 “It is only in recent years that the significance of the problem of maternal mortality has been clearly realised by the health experts, …” Monthly Epidemiological Report Health Section, Secretariat, League of […]

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Draft-2nd half only ~ Maternal Mortality ~ historical report European White Paper

April 30, 2018

xyz   Of Blind Alleys and Things that Have Worked: History’s Lessons on Reducing Maternal Mortality   @@@@@@@@@@ last 1/2 @@@@@@@@@ Professionalisation of Delivery Care and Maternal Mortality in Developing Countries Time series on the evolution of maternal mortality in developing countries are hardier to come by than in the West (Figure 6). There is […]

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Links to recently published reports from Canada on the safety of professional midwifery & science-based guidelines for discussing choice of birth settings with clients

July 12, 2016

. . .   xyz  Why PHB studies confirm PHB safe as hosp birth in Canada but NOT in US 2016       Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) ~ Choice of Birth Place ~ Guidelines for discussing place of birth with clients Consumer version   Guideline for discussing choice of birthplace with clients: Methodology and review […]

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Consensus on Reduction of CS Rate: all 104 References ACOG & SMFM 2014

May 23, 2016

~ Obstetrical Care Consensus Series ~ Joint undertaking by ACOG and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Safe Prevention of the Primary Cesarean Delivery Number 1, March 2014 (Reaffirmed 2016) http://www.acog.org/Resources-And-Publications/Obstetric-Care-Consensus-Series/Safe-Prevention-of-the-Primary-Cesarean-Delivery This is a really rich resource for references that relate to reducing CS, increasing NSVD, and a great many unanswered questions such as effects of induction, epidural, […]

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Commentary ~ Wax Meta-analysis, 2011

May 9, 2016

A commentary about the Wax et al meta-analysis (the newest controversial study published by the obstetrical profession), the Joint Commission on hospital accreditation’s new ‘perinatal core measures’, which are justifiable critical of our highly and unnecessarily medicalized system of obstetrically-based care for healthy women and the use of peer-reviewed studies by the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists to derail […]

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