Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Vancouver, BC
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In Canada, (as I was told by American doctors) doctors are paid the same for a caesarean section as for a normal delivery because of the national healthcare system, yet their caesarean section rate is the same as the United States where doctors are paid more for doing a caesarean.
The infant mortality rate in Canada is lower than the U.S. yet the caesarean rate is the same. Does this extend to the maternal mortality and morbidity?
To me this means that doctors simply believe in what they do with no foundation in science. This makes their behavior and decision making regarding birth and interventions more of a religion than having any foundation in science.
Lisa, lucky mama of Kelly (3/93) , Emma (5/03) , Evan (7/05) , & Jenna (6/09)
Loving my amazing dh, James & forever missing Aaron Ambrose (11/07)
grateful mother to DD, 1/04, and DS, 2/08