Originally Posted by Hayes
Sometimes mothers still die in childbirth.
Nowadays, The doctor simply writes something else on the death certificate as a cause of death; it usually blames the victim.
The bottom line is that the only real improvements in partuition management are antibiotics and blood transfusions.
Any other medical "advance" as universal hospitalization of laboring women, routine intravenous fluids, routine episiotomies, routine amniotomy, routine monitering (internal/external), ultrasound, fetal diagnosis, blood tests, forceps, vacuum extraction, epidurals, routine catheterizations, escalating rise in surgical births, et cetera, are of questionable value.