By some accounts nearly a trillion dollars of healthcare spending is wasted in the US every year. As an observer of the system since starting medical school 38 years ago I am convinced that those numbers are accurate. Inefficient and unnecessary … [Continue reading] about What is the Product?
My sister DeVon once told me, "Health care is just a high tech service industry". She is right. Unfortunately most of our pregnancy care system is a medical/industrial model that does customer service very poorly and at outrageous cost. Something … [Continue reading] about Insight from my sister (and Doc Searls)
Pregnancy is a big enough physical and emotional challenge for mothers (and to a much lesser extent fathers) without the additional complications of how to choose, arrange, and pay for care. It is difficult to decide on the various options for care … [Continue reading] about Has paying for your pregnancy left you with a bundle of bills? Next time try the BirthBundleTM.
Attending birth is a better description than "catching babies". Attendance denotes invitation catching suggests trespass, pursuit, and even violence. Who is this about anyway? The baby catcher or the one … [Continue reading] about Catching Babies?
If you want to understand labor and its variations I highly recommend reading the excellent comprehensive summary by Rebecca Dekker PhD RN APRN from the University of … [Continue reading] about Evidence-based maternity care