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Can I take that response to mean that I am right and there is no evidence that Hibiclens is as effective as IV antibiotics?
Every profession establishes best practices.  Over time, as the result of experience, outcomes, thought, studies, etc. a consensus emerges as how to handle certain issues.   So, if a large consensus of specialists in a particular field, most of whom are highly educated and trained say that "X" is a best practice, I think it is further incumbent upon those who take a differing point of view to explain their rationale.   I think it is fair to say that a consensus...
What I am concerned also about, as the OP describes it, is that the midwife has not done a good job in terms of providing the information needed so that the OP can give actual informed consent with regard to these issues.     Its not enough for the midwife to say that "in her opinion" certain things are not needed.     With all these several hour long appointments, one would think that the midwife in question could summarize why birth attendents generally in the...
 "Why chance it if avoiding it for sure is as simple as, basically, a quick vaginal douching with a harmless cleanse? The Hibiclens has been shown to eliminate transmission at the same rate as IV antibiotics...so, what's the problem? Answer: There is no problem."   I am surprised to hear the claim that Hibiclens is as effective as IV antibotic (80% effective).  I thought the evidence on Hibiclens was, at the very best, mixed with a number of studies showing no...
One other consideration is where your child wants to end up geographically after college.  There are any number of good schools whose reputations are not well known outside their region.    If the desire is to end up in New York or DC or San Francisco after college, perhaps looking at schools in that location or only schools with a more national reputation is appropriate.   Also, if graduate school is being seriously considered your child might want to give some...
"How can I speak to her about this without insinuating that she is incompetent? It has nothing to do with her skills, it is my own fears I don't trust."   You shouldn't have to feel apologetic about not wanting to engage in high risk obstetrics (breech) in a limited resource environment (the home).    The fact that she is offering you a breech delivery may indicate that her willingness to accept risk and your willingness to accept risk are not aligned.    I...
If you have a tear that goes into the muscle, based on my reading, it does need to be sutured.    The best description I have read is to imagine what happens when you rip the waistband of a pair of elastic shorts.  You could just repair the fabric cover of the waistband, but your shorts will not stay up.  You have to actually stitch together the elastic for a true repair to occur.  Your muscle is like the elastic in the shorts.    So, with a vaginal tear your...
" I'm shocked given the sums people actually pay CPM's that you think these women are doing it out of greed and practice slyly to remain unaccountable!"   A midwife in my area earns between $3500 and $4500 for the prenatal care and birth (usually whether or not she actually makes it to the birth).  A doula is paid between $300 and $500.  I would note that an OB in my state gets paid around $800 for the prenatal care and birth of a Medicaid patient.   I believe...
Well, what you do is title your assets in someone else's name, right?  I wonder how many CPMs' names are actually on the deed to their homes, titles to their cars and on bank accounts.    Also, I believe many CPMs count on being uncollectible.  In other words, most parents cannot afford lawyers' fees upfront and are instead providing their lawyer with a percentage of their judgment.  Costs of litigation being what they are, without malpractice insurance many lawyers...
 Moms and babies will die despite our best intentions.  I guess my Mennonite women are just more advanced in their thinking than the rest of us.  Imakcerka, they don't think "if it dies, it dies..." and that's being disrespectful to this group of people.  They just don't think someone is "accountable" and has to pay them money in return for their lost child like it's the lottery.   So, out of curiosity, if you had committed malpractice that resulted in a serious...
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