Saturday, July 19, 2008
The Dutch birth model
If your childbearing years aren’t over yet and you’re interested in trying labor the natural way, you might want to visit the Netherlands and take notes from the 92 percent of women there who apparently manage to have their babies without the assistance of an epidural. There was an interesting story on NPR Thursday about the state of maternity care – and of health care in general – in the Netherlands (where the infant mortality rate is also about 25 percent lower than in the U.S.). Go here http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=92641635 for a quick read or listen.