Posts Tagged ‘midwifery’

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March 14th, 2018

Podcast 218: Better integration of midwifery associated with better birth outcomes

An analysis of the states’ integration of midwifery into their healthcare systems concludes that better integration led to better outcomes for mothers and babies. We discuss this with Dr. Saraswathi Vedam, the study’s first author. Links: University of British Columbia’s Birth Place Lab PLoS One article First Watch coverage of the Lancet series on midwifery


November 18th, 2011

Podcast 137: Clamping the umbilical cord — what’s the big rush?

A study from Sweden shows that immediate clamping of the cord at birth isn’t such a great idea from the standpoint of the baby’s iron stores. BMJ‘s editorialist thinks it may be time to change practice in this area. Listen in — this will be on the test! Physician’s First Watch coverage BMJ article BMJ editorial


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