Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Media: Toowoomba BC, Qld csecs, Dr Biter & ACM newsfeed

Toowoomba Chronicle: "Bligh inspects new birthing centre"
(25th June 2010)

Brisbane Times: "One in three Queensland babies born by c-section" (25th June 2010)
Queensland had the highest rate of caesarian-sections, with 33.1 per cent of births occurring in this fashion in 2007, while Tasmania had the lowest rate (28 per cent).

In Queensland, six in 10 c-section births happened without labour.

There has recently been a lot of online media around US obstetrician Dr Biter - listen to Rikki Lake talk on Blog Talk Radio and see the I Love Dr Biter Facebook group (with over 1700 members). This Youtube video features Dr Biter himself:

In an exclusive interview with SDNN, Dr. Biter finally speaks publicly about his mysterious suspension, reinstatement and resignation, Scripps Encinitas, natural birth and the women and men who backed him in his moment of need.

For more news articles about maternity care, midwifery and mothers check out this fantastic new feature on the Australian College of Midwives' website : Latest Press and News.

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