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Is anyone out there watching this??????<br><br>
A woman OB just told America that cesarean section is the safest way to have a baby!!!<br><br>
I'm so angry I'm shaking!!!!
 

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wish I could've seen that!<br><br>
How did Montel and the audience respond?
 

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Well, most OBs do feel that way - it's how they're trained. Specifically, they're trained to believe that the more control they have, the safer birth is. And of course surgical birth is the ultimate in control.<br><br>
That also explains a lot about high numbers of inductions, interventions, etc. Birth is unpredictable, but if you schedule it and control it with drugs, even if it's not actually statistically safer, it "feels" safer because you have more equipment, more information, and know how to react to the complications that might arise during a pit induction or epidural birth (whereas natural birth is this scary, unknown, unknowable emergency wherein many mothers and babies are lost).<br><br>
(FWIW, it was an OB/gyn resident who shared this perspective with me. You can find similar attitudes on OB-gyn.net - some of the OBs there feel that all babies should be delivered by c/s.)
 

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And an uneducated and incorrect thing to say. Oh, the ignorance <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shake.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shake">
 

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What did Montel say? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lurk">:
 

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ARGH!!! I know a lot of young women who watch that show!! How awful. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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What I saw is that she said c/s rate has risen because c/s have become safer than they used to be, NOT that it is safer than vaginal birth.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">What I saw is that she said c/s rate has risen because c/s have become safer than they used to be, NOT that it is safer than vaginal birth.</div>
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This is the next generation of doctors??!?! Keep me the heck away from them!
 

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to Galatea:<br><br>
Actually the first thing she (Dr. Afriye Amerson) said was that cesarean was the best way to have a baby. It was only when she was explaining why that she said it was safer than it used to be.<br><br>
to RMZBM and Sea Heroine:<br><br>
Montel's response was "So women don't have to go through all the screaming and pushing that some say is necessary". The audience didn't react at all. They acted like she hadn't said anything surprising to them.<br><br>
There was no differing opinion offered by anyone, and they moved immediately on to don't gain too much weight. It wasn't discussed for long, but the damage has been done.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Is anyone out there watching this??????<br><br>
A woman OB just told America that cesarean section is the safest way to have a baby!!!<br><br>
I'm so angry I'm shaking!!!!</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banghead.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banghead"> no....it's the safest way to *deliver* a baby and by "safest" I mean "safest for the doctor's wallet".<br><br><a href="http://www.montelshow.com/contact/" target="_blank">http://www.montelshow.com/contact/</a><br>
Mailing address for the show.<br><br><a href="http://www.montelshow.com/show/producers/" target="_blank">http://www.montelshow.com/show/producers/</a><br>
Names of the executive producers<br><br>
Note, if you write, please let them know that the show has lost at least one viewer for the rest of eternity thanks to that particular broadcast.<br><br><a href="http://www.montelshow.com/show/today/wednesday/" target="_blank">http://www.montelshow.com/show/today/wednesday/</a><br>
(might be wrong by next week)<br>
Information on the episode in question including a list of sponsors.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">to RMZBM and Sea Heroine:<br><br>
Montel's response was "So women don't have to go through all the screaming and pushing that some say is necessary". The audience didn't react at all. They acted like she hadn't said anything surprising to them.</div>
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*sigh* <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I think the Montel Williams show was recently cancelled so I'm not sure how much good writing in would do...not that I discourage it but just sayin.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think the Montel Williams show was recently cancelled so I'm not sure how much good writing in would do...not that I discourage it but just sayin.</div>
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Ah, but the sponsors might be considering backing baby related episodes on other shows and hearing "I don't think your company cares for babies if you give money to people who say that sort of thing" could make them more careful in their future selections. Ditto for exec. producers who move to other projects.<br><br>
Okay, not really, but if you want to rant about the show, those are the people to rant to.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Ah, but the sponsors might be considering backing baby related episodes on other shows and hearing "I don't think your company cares for babies if you give money to people who say that sort of thing" could make them more careful in their future selections. Ditto for exec. producers who move to other projects.<br><br>
Okay, not really, but if you want to rant about the show, those are the people to rant to.</div>
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True! Good points <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">.
 

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Most of the stuff on Montel Williams's show is crap anyway, so I don't watch (Sylvia Browne, anyone?!). But I'm not in the least bit surprised by this OB's opinion. Eh.
 

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Nahh, Montel has good stuff on, sans Sylvia Browne. He's got a lot of human interest stories...not a lot of the shock stuff that he used to have. He's just a guy honestly...and has no clue about childbirth. I would wish though he had others on the panel than just a cut-happy surgeon. Maybe the flood of emails will help change his mind on what to have on the show.
 
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