Confirmation from a female doctor that cesarean sections are often medically unnecessary
Dr. Carla C. Keirns is an assistant professor of preventive medicine at Stony Brook University and associate director for medical education for the Center for Medical Humanities there. She labored in a hospital and tells her story about dealing with the pressures of going into a c-section when she didn’t find it medically necessary. For most of us who are not medical doctors, it is incredibly difficult to navigate the hospital world when we’re pregnant and in labor. How can we trust our healthcare providers when they may be looking at the clock rather than at our bodies? Keirns writes a refreshing, honest article and her post is here:
I also really really liked this illustration as well done by Brett Ryder for the Washington Post.
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