Long time no post! I hope all my 2010 bedrest buddies are doing well
I recently saw this on a moms discussion board, and thought I would get others' take on it here. I should preface by saying I've heard many comments like this before, usually in discussions among moms advocating home birth, doula or midwife- assisted birth in birth centers, avoiding hospitals and OBs, pro-VBAC discussions, and so on, articles and discussions and posts citing high C-section rates and blaming doctors for unnecessary intervention.
What struck me about this one is that it's by an OB, it is a blog post being circulated by Texas moms, where the doctor (jokingly?) list situations where moms should suspect their OB is performing an unnecessary c-section. One of the items specifically mentions preeclampsia.http://www.friscowomenshealth.com/?opti ... ng=en&p=89
Usually when I see pro-VBAC and anti-cesarean section articles, it seems like if preeclampsia is mentioned at all, it's downplayed, and comes across sounding like some rare and unusual complication. Usually I don't think I've seen PE mentioned. I feel like at least every few months I see articles about the high C-section rates and the tragedy of premature babies born because of elective and unnecessary C-sections. Not so much information about when C-sections are really necessary, or why it is important for moms to find a doctor whose judgment they trust to make a decision when it is necessary.
Just wondering how other PE moms would react to comments like those. It doesn't seem to me like the blog post is helping to facilitate doctor-patient communication or creating an accurate representation of the risks of preeclampsia.