Obstetric Myths Versus Research Realities

Notes

Anyone working to improve the childbearing experience and help women avoid unnecessary intervention has encountered numerous “obstetric myths” or “old doctors’ tales.” And while the evidence in the medical literature may be solidly, often unequivocally, against whatever “the doctor said,” without access to that evidence, the pregnant woman is quite reasonably going to follow her doctor. Research-oriented and number-heavy yet understandable, this book is an attempt to make the medical literature on a variety of key obstetric issues accessible to people who lack the time, expertise, access, or proximity to a medical library to research concerns on their own.