Times have changed. Marriages are increasingly career-focused, and couples more and more choose to have babies later in life. It is helpful that these decisions can now be aided by recent innovations in medicine regarding fertility. 443 more words
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A story last week claimed that caesarean sections were on the rise because women are demanding them.
The Times story, headed “Hampstead mothers are behind rise in caesareans” began like this: 551 more words
Grobman, W. A. New England Journal of Medicine 2016; 374:880-881. Published online: March 3, 2016
At the heart of obstetrical care is a seemingly simple calculus: when are the benefits of delivery greater than the benefits of continued pregnancy?188 more words
Cunningham, A. et al. BMJ 2016;352:i227
How should health professionals engage with this increasingly popular but unproved practice?
The microbiota is the community of microbes that colonises our bodies, outnumbering our own cells 10 to 1.203 more words
The president of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), David Richmond, has called for an NHS-wide drive to reduce the number of first-time mothers having caesarean sections, according to a… 506 more words