Friday, December 12, 2008

Must-see video discussing elective cesarean delivery

I was sent this link to a TV discussion on an Australian Channel Nine program titled 'The cesarean debate'. In it, Dr Kerryn Phelps discusses why women are increasingly opting for cesarean births in Australia, but what's great about it is that it touches on many of the issues I talk about in my blog.

For example, women being allowed to choose whichever birth they want, including planned cesarean delivery, and discouraging criticism of each other for the birth plans we choose. I don't agree with absolutely everything that is said, but on the whole, this is a very refreshing discussion to see being aired on TV, particularly in a country where the rate of elective cesareans is being heavily scrutinized just now. Watch it if you can.

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