Category: Quotes and shares

Quote of the month for March 2015

“In olden times, when thunder was said to be Thor fighting evil giants, few people took the myth literally, but it still alleviated the trepidation caused by thunder and lightning. Myths are good stories and easy to remember: they catch…

Quote of the month for February 2015

“In my view there are two main issues that hamper the assessment of harms and benefits of antenatal GBS screening. The first is the artefact introduced by using GBS culture-positivity when assessing the outcome of the use of IAP [intrapartum…

Quote of the month for January 2015

“Overall, consistent and coherent evidence from physiologic understandings and human and animal studies finds that that the innate, hormonal physiology of mothers and babies—when promoted, supported, and protected—has significant benefits for both in childbearing, and likely into the future, by…

Quote of the month for December

“As a young doctor, I thought that what mattered most in medicine was knowledge, technical skill, effective decision making. Yet after the death of her daughter, a mother takes the greatest comfort not from the excellence of the interventions but…

Babies and notes…

“Many students reported that women themselves commented on the amount of paperwork they had to do. One student quoted a woman who observed, following her quick birth: It only took me 20 minutes to have the baby; it’s taken you…

Quote of the month for June: self-determination…

“Clinicians should therefore be aware that in the UK, courts are now likely to prioritise the rights of the patient over traditional practice (traditionally, there was no liability if a responsible body of physicians would regard non-disclosure of a particular…