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#1 of 5 Old 01-05-2004, 03:13 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I am in the process of writing a starred paper on natural parenting for my masters in social responsibility and I am trying to find data on obstetrical interventions in US births. Does anyone know of recently (within the past 5 years) published works on this topic?
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What does "starred" mean?

The only thing I can think of off-hand is Henci Goer's The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth. Lots of stats in there.
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I agree with the suggestion to consult Henci Goer's book. You might consider contacting her (I'm assuming it's a woman) directly.

Also take a look at Robbie Davis-Floyd's Birth as an American Rite of Passage. I know she is currently doing research on a new book, and if you contact her directly, I'm sure she would have some suggestions for where you can look. I believe she is University of Texas at Austin in the Anthropology Dept.

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The long and short of a starred paper is that it is another option for the completion of a masters degree instead of a thesis. A starred paper is considerably shorter (25-75 pages rather than a thesis at 150+) and contains much less research. It also has to have some action componant to it so in addition to writing my paper I am creating a resource guide of book, magazines and web sites for new parents which focus on natural parenting and alternative literature.
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Hmm, I wonder...that's not something hospitals really tell you. They tell their c/s rate (which is a total lie; you could probably double whatever they say to get the correct answer!) but not their episiotomy rate, forceps, etc.

The Farm does have stats, but that of course is not a typical population sample. I also posted a poll a long time ago asking what interventions people had and another one asking where/how they gave birth, but again it's not a representative sample because according to the poll, which still occasionally gets a hit, over 50% had homebirths when the national rate is only between 1 and 5%.

You could also post at your local hospital that you are doing a survey and would like help.
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