Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Should Providers Refuse to Treat Overweight Pregnant Women?

Should Providers Refuse to Treat Overweight Pregnant Women? - The Unnecesarean -

Ummm, ok so what? These docs are telling their fat women to go homebirth???

A recent study found that there were actually no more complications in fat women than the skinny. The normal perception of greater problems is due to self fulfilling prophecies; the doctor expects problems so he is more likely to induce, continuous moniter, do frequent internal checks, and jump to c-section sooner all of which CAUSE more complications. If the docs would just shut up and sit still, most complications in woman of ALL sizes wouldn't happen in the first place and everyone would be happier.

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