Birth beyond the obstacle course

Kleiner, Ellen; Ashisha
September 1992
Mothering;Fall/Winter92, Issue 65, p24
Offers a look at the economics of birthing. British study that reveals midwives at a large maternity hospital are given no clear guidlines for the management of labor after epidural anesthesia. Associated with the high incidence of forceps delivery; High cost differential; How one technological or pharmaceutical intervention prompts the need for another; New York World Summit for Children; Details.


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