I am a little bummed about the article. I was so excited to see something in main stream media but thought the article fell short in facts. I wish they would have gave example of these practices. I do think the article is right which, is why I am happy that my doctor doesnt follow all the guidelines. I so wish there would have been more to this.
Interesting. I'm glad they're concluding that there is a need for more high-quality info, but I'm skeptical about how much of a difference it would make. One of the big complaints made by women about OBs, and on of the big advantages of midwives, is the fact that OBs aren't practicing evidence-based medicine. Which means the evidence is there, but they are not following it. How many OBs still believe that episiotomies are preferable to natural tearing? Or that women should labour in the lithotomy position? Or that a c-section should be performed before other techniques are tried, like different positions? And on and on.