Human Rights in Obstetrics

Midwife Beverly Beech discusses the importance of human rights in maternity care.

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Ultrasound: Prematurity and Potential Risks

For its prevalent usage, ultrasound has been enormously under-researched. Written by the honorary chair for AIMS, this article is a useful step towards filling the lack of research and data on ultrasound.

Ultrasound: Weighing the Propaganda Against the Facts

As a result of decades of enthusiastic marketing, women believe they can ensure the well-being of their babies by reporting for an early ultrasound scan and that early detection of a problem is beneficial for these babies.

Drugs in Labour: What Effects Do They Have 20 Years Hence?

Childbirth is a normal physiological event. However, since the advent of universal hospitalisation, for the majority of women childbirth has been transformed into a medical event where labour is processed, monitored and controlled by the medical profession from beginning to end.