Tag: obstetric model

Who is most at risk of caesarean section?

I’m back at my desk preparing to take my Recipes for Normal Birth workshops to Australia and, as ever, I’m searching the recently-published literature for clues and evidence that might help midwives, birth workers and women in their quest to…

How to train your obstetrician – part 2

In the first part of this article, I looked at how and why people come to take a medical-model approach to birth, and argued that there is much to be gained from understanding how cultural influences, medical education and the…

How to train your obstetrician – part 1

Dear esteemed obstetric colleagues: before you write in and complain, please let me tell you that not only has this post been approved by some of my favourite obstetricians, it was actually commissioned and titled by one of them.  It…