Navigation Links
Study reveals conflict between doctors, midwives over homebirth
Date:5/11/2009

CORVALLIS, Ore. Two Oregon State University researchers have uncovered a pattern of distrust and sometimes outright antagonism among physicians at hospitals and midwives who are transporting their home-birth clients to the hospital because of complications.

Oregon State University assistant professor Melissa Cheyney and doctoral student Courtney Everson said their work revealed an ongoing conflict between physicians and midwives that is reflective of discord across the country.

The pair recently examined birth records in Oregon's Jackson County from 1998 through 2003, a period when that county saw higher-than-expected rates of prematurity and low birth weight in some populations. The researchers wanted to assess whether those rates were linked to midwife-attended homebirths.

The findings revealed that assisted homebirths did not appear to be contributing to the lower-than-average health outcomes and, in fact, that the homebirths documented all had successful outcomes. But even more importantly to Cheyney, discussions with doctors and midwives uncovered a deep gulf between the two groups of birthing providers, with doctors expressing the firm belief that only hospital births are safe, while midwives felt marginalized, mocked and put on the defensive when in contact with physicians.

"We've been getting insight into their world view, and it's been quite illuminating," Cheyney said.

Cheyney, who is a practicing midwife in addition to being an assistant professor of medical anthropology and reproductive biology, said she was surprised that physicians, when presented with scientifically conducted research that indicates homebirths do not increase infant mortality rates, still refuse to believe that births outside of the hospital are safe.

"Medicine is a social construct, and it's heavily politicized," she said.

Last year the American Medical Association passed Resolution 205, which states: "the safest
'/>"/>

Contact: Melissa Cheyney
cheyneym@onid.orst.edu
541-737-3895
Oregon State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. UNC study identifies genetic cause of most common form of breast cancer
2. Comprehensive genetic study paves way for new blood-pressure medicines
3. Study finds novel genetic risk factors for kidney disease
4. New study: Home energy savings are made in the shade
5. Study finds homicidal poisoning rising, more likely in infants and elderly
6. OHSU researchers study the idling brain
7. Study finds childrens activity levels not influenced by more PE time in school
8. Study finds link between hot flashes and lower bone density in women
9. Songbird study from CSHL, CCNY provides concrete measure of biologys impact on culture
10. Genetic study confirms the immune systems role in narcolepsy
11. U of Minnesota study finds high school teachers influence student views of evolution & creationism
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/25/2014)... , July 25, 2014 Biometrics ... are turning to digital technology for online & commerce ... Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG ), LifeLock Inc. ... V ), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL ... Inc., (OTCQB: NXTD) a biometric authentication company focused on ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... leads to conflict among people around the world, a ... Health & Ecosystems: Analysis of Linkages (HEAL) Program Director ... tackle global biodiversity decline. , The harvest of wild ... and provides protein for more than a billion of ... that today,s unprecedented loss of wildlife, is bringing with ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... , July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Geneva ... from cardiac devices, has cut emergency room wait times ... San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center, according to a recent ... UCSD Emergency Departments are using the suite to access ... pacemakers or defibrillators. "Using Geneva,s technology platform ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Consumer Needs for Identity Theft Security Grows with Popularity of Latest Smart Technology Products - Biometrically Secure Digital Wallet to Replace Credit Card Dependency 2Consumer Needs for Identity Theft Security Grows with Popularity of Latest Smart Technology Products - Biometrically Secure Digital Wallet to Replace Credit Card Dependency 3Consumer Needs for Identity Theft Security Grows with Popularity of Latest Smart Technology Products - Biometrically Secure Digital Wallet to Replace Credit Card Dependency 4Consumer Needs for Identity Theft Security Grows with Popularity of Latest Smart Technology Products - Biometrically Secure Digital Wallet to Replace Credit Card Dependency 5Consumer Needs for Identity Theft Security Grows with Popularity of Latest Smart Technology Products - Biometrically Secure Digital Wallet to Replace Credit Card Dependency 6New study draws links between wildlife loss and social conflicts 2UC San Diego Medical Center Cuts Average ER Wait Time by 92 Minutes using the Geneva Healthcare Suite 2UC San Diego Medical Center Cuts Average ER Wait Time by 92 Minutes using the Geneva Healthcare Suite 3
... be discussed at the forthcoming UN climate conference in ... some species from extinction but inadvertently increase the risk ... of the world,s top tropical forest scientists, coordinated by ... of carbon-rich tropical forests will help reduce climate change ...
... but when they,re potted with strangers of the same species ... reveals. The research, which appears in the current issue ... plants will not only compete underground for soil nutrients, but ... the ongoing struggle for light. It follows previous research ...
... scientists has developed a new approach to studying how immune ... described in the November 15 issue of Nature Methods ... bodies they secrete molecules, leaving behind chemical trails as they ... time that immune cells follow these trails in order to ...
Cached Biology News:New climate treaty could put species at risk 2Plants prefer their kin, but crowd out competition when sharing a pot with strangers 2Scientists guide immune cells with light and microparticles 2
(Date:7/25/2014)... each person,s digestive tract. Scientists believe that some of ... infections, but their role in human health is not ... role of these bacteria, a team of researchers led ... in the bacterial populations of two research subjects over ... 25 issue of the journal Genome Biology , ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 ... annual Call for Topics for Conferee Networking. These two-hour ... similar interests to meet and resolve problems, discuss new ... , The deadline to submit a topic for consideration ... at pittcon.org . The Conferee Networking committee will ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... 25, 2014 Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: ... China , today announced that it will release ... 30, 2014, after market close on Thursday, August 14, 2014 ... the market opening on Friday, August 15, 2014, at 8:00 ... Standard Time) to review the Company,s financial results and provide ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... PARK, Calif. , July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... company in the emerging field of regenerative medicine, ... webcast of a presentation to investors on Tuesday, ... p.m. PDT.  The presentation will include an overview ... To access the webcast, visit http://www.ustream.tv/channel/asterias-biotherapeutics ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Monitoring the rise and fall of the microbiome 2Monitoring the rise and fall of the microbiome 3Pittcon 2015 Announces Call for Topics for Conferee Networking Sessions 2Sinovac to Host Conference Call to Report Second Quarter 2014 Unaudited Financial Results 2Asterias Biotherapeutics Announces Live Investor Webcast 2Asterias Biotherapeutics Announces Live Investor Webcast 3Asterias Biotherapeutics Announces Live Investor Webcast 4
... team of researchers, including 10 from Texas A&M University, have ... to have been in existence immediately after the creation of ... could lead to new questions and answers about some of ... a new form of matter. Researchers Carl Gagliardi, Saskia ...
... , ... ... ... ...
... ... ... ... ...
Cached Biology Technology:From 2-trillion-degree heat, researchers create new matter -- and new questions 2NeoStem Enters into SRA with University of Michigan; Funding from NIH Stem Cell Research Grant 2NeoStem Enters into SRA with University of Michigan; Funding from NIH Stem Cell Research Grant 3NeoStem Enters into SRA with University of Michigan; Funding from NIH Stem Cell Research Grant 4NeoStem Enters into SRA with University of Michigan; Funding from NIH Stem Cell Research Grant 5NeoStem Enters into SRA with University of Michigan; Funding from NIH Stem Cell Research Grant 6NeoStem Enters into SRA with University of Michigan; Funding from NIH Stem Cell Research Grant 7NeoStem Enters into SRA with University of Michigan; Funding from NIH Stem Cell Research Grant 8NeoStem Enters into SRA with University of Michigan; Funding from NIH Stem Cell Research Grant 9Atacama Labs Enters Into Partnership With Excella Gmbh, Which is Part of Fareva Holding, a Top 10 Global Contract Manufacturer 2Atacama Labs Enters Into Partnership With Excella Gmbh, Which is Part of Fareva Holding, a Top 10 Global Contract Manufacturer 3Atacama Labs Enters Into Partnership With Excella Gmbh, Which is Part of Fareva Holding, a Top 10 Global Contract Manufacturer 4
... DNase I Amplification ... double-stranded DNA to oligodeoxyribonucleotides. ... >10000 units/mg. DNAse I ... purified and tested for ...
... DNase I, ds Qualified is a special preparation ... used for double stranded cleavage of DNA molecules. ... Mg2+, the enzyme makes double strand breaks at ... the resulting fragments can be controlled by the ...
... Thermo Hybaid's unique Electro-4 design allows ... the Electro-4 it is possible to run ... tank, by stacking up to four,horizontal gels. ... adjustable according to the number of gels ...
... Continuing a tradition of progressive centrifuge design ... series. The Centra-CL3 and Centra-CL3R (refrigerated) general ... laboratory., Quality Control Over Sample Preparation ... lock up to 99 protocols and has ...
Biology Products: