Category: Quotes and shares

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…

Mindfulness, effectiveness, midwifery and healing…

In this week’s issue of The Lancet, Editor Richard Horton comments on the ever-growing popularity of mindfulness and the ever-growing trend towards trying to prove its effectiveness scientifically. “But”, he asks, “is science the right place to discover the meaning…

Quote of the month: precious blood…

“The exchange of blood between the placenta and the baby during the third stage of labour is now better understood.  While the caliber of the two umbilical arteries decreases very quickly, the umbilical vein remains open so that the uterine…