What is a certified professional midwife? And why are so many doctors “anti-midwife”?

Image courtesy of wikimedia

For those who are new to the blog, this post was written by an OB/GYN resident whose own child was delivered by a midwife. It’s a bit of a departure from our usual fare, but today I wanted to address an issue that has been hotly debated recently: that of midwifery. There has been a lot of fuss lately about

» Read more

What your patients need to hear about CPR

Lately, I have come across some really wonderful posts by fellow clinicians about topics that I think are important to share and discuss. I will be periodically sharing these articles, comics, and other items of interest under the header “Around the Web.” So, without further ado, I present the first of these articles! The issue of CPR and adult resuscitation in

» Read more

Healthy at every size?

I have been seeing a lot of fuss on the internet about fat acceptance, with the motto “healthy at every size.” The idea is that you can be skinny with high cholesterol and a cocaine habit, or overweight but eating healthy and exercising regularly. Which person is really healthier? But here is where this argument breaks down: There are aspects

» Read more