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Routine 39-Week Induction: Busting the ARRIVE Trial

Routine 39-Week Induction: Busting the ARRIVE Trial

“‘Enkins First Law’: The RCT [randomized controlled trial] is perfectly designed to show the results for the conditions under which the RCT is conducted—BUT only for those conditions.”35 For this month’s blog post, I decided it was time to update my critique of the ARRIVE trial.28 This is the...

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Is VBAC Safe?

Is VBAC Safe?

You ask: I really want a VBAC, but I am so scared of uterine rupture. Are VBACs a safe option? I answer: Unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformation about the risks of VBAC floating around. Here, however, are some facts from one of my recent blog posts: “How Often Does the Scar Give Way in VBAC...

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Why Would Anyone Choose an Unmedicated Birth?

Why Would Anyone Choose an Unmedicated Birth?

You ask: I'm wondering why anyone would choose an unmedicated birth. What is the benefit? I answer: Good question. I’m happy to answer it. One reason is that DIY strategies—comfort measures, mental strategies and techniques, warm water immersion or showers, mobility and position changes, etc.—have...

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