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

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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

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Pregnant women, should you check your own cervix at home?

Every so often, I have a patient conversation that includes the phrase “Well, I checked my cervix at home, and…” Buckle up, boys and girls, that means this is going to be an interesting conversation. Overall, people who check their cervix at home (or have their spouse check it) fall into one of two camps. The first group aren’t so

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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

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