Getting the Best Medical Care: a Newsletter from Patrick Malone - July 2012

In This Issue:

- What's Wrong with the Pregnancy Health Care Assembly Line

- Ten Overused Technologies in Childbirth

- Improving Your Odds of Safe Birth

- Check Out Our Previous Tips

Excerpt from Ten Overused Technologies in Childbirth:

Since the mid-1990s, one in three babies in the United States has been delivered via Cesarean section surgery. That's at least double what the World Health Organization deems optimal.

In an effort to reclaim the process of giving birth to a more natural and healthful, cost-effective-experience, Consumer Reports cites 10 procedures it considers overused. The organization makes clear that sometimes complications in childbirth make inducing labor, for example, or performing a C-section, the safest option. But when they're not medically necessary, the following interventions are associated with poorer outcomes for moms and babies.

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