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February 3rd, 2010, 09:13 AM
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Report shows steep rise in pregnancy-related deaths in California | PressDemocrat.com

I found it very interesting. And maybe things like this will start making moms realize that the less intervention, the better.

Here's one excerpt from the article...
So he set a rule: no elective inductions before 41 weeks of pregnancy, with only a few exceptions. As a result, Lagrew said, the operating room schedules opened up, and the hospital saw fewer babies admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit, fewer hemorrhages and fewer hysterectomies.
All this, however, came at a cost. The hospital had to take a cut in revenue for reducing the procedures it performed. Lagrew doubts that any hospital has increased its C-section rate in pursuit of profit, but he does note that the first hospitals to adopt controls on early elective inductions have been nonprofits.
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February 3rd, 2010, 09:20 AM
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Gee-how can that happen when they're right where a pregnant woman belongs-a hospital?


I just don't believe they're actually even saying it out loud... I mean-it's all made better by "medicalizing" the natural act of childbirth, right? That's the message they have been sending for so many years... I have to admit that I like to see them scramble to have to undo this one...
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February 3rd, 2010, 09:25 AM
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On average, a C-section brings in twice the revenue of a vaginal birth. Today, the C-section is the single most common surgical procedure performed in the United States.
NO wonder doctors try to push them. Not only can they schedule it around their golf games and supper, but they make a whole lot more. I knew it was more, but I didn't know it was DOUBLE!
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February 3rd, 2010, 09:53 AM
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Wouldn't it be amazing for the general public to see what we've been saying all along? And, to actually have doctors and hospitals on our side!? I still say it's an impossible dream.
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February 4th, 2010, 05:29 PM
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Not only do insurances pay more for a surgery, they also pay for 72-96 hour stay in the hospital instead of the standard 48 for a vaginal birth. Personally, I couldn't have stayed in that tiny room a minute longer than I had to.
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February 4th, 2010, 06:54 PM
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it's really ridiculous that most people have no idea about these things. My DH is writing a research paper and he decided his topic is the over medicalization of birth and how it's adding to hospital costs. I just sent him that link. I think its so cute how into all this he has gotten.
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