I just finished reading an interesting paper on Science Based Medicine. I enjoyed the article and the comments at the bottom. I find that when Dr. Amy Tuteur posts on SBM, there is often a storm of spirited conversation, which I assume is based largely on strong opinions on the topics she posts on (generally obstetrics). In this case, the article presents some statistics around vaginal breech childbirth versus c-section.
I don’t have an opinion on the topic per se, but I do believe in erring on the side of caution. But with my lack of knowledge on obstetrics and gynecology, I can’t say I’ve researched to find out the actual¬†statistics around deaths and complications from either methods. I do know that breech is not fun, and that doctors generally try to do anything in their power to encourage a not-breech birth from turning the baby to c-section. But that hardly makes me an expert.
At any rate, I think it’s an interesting article and an interesting debate in the comments.