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NHS criticised for 'production line' approach to childbirth

Publié par Clifford Armion le 12/03/2010

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Jeremy Laurance

"One in six mothers is giving birth in a position that is "physiologically inappropriate", according to Britian's most senior obstetrician.

"Tony Falconer, president of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, was responding to a survey showing that 16 per cent of women having natural deliveries do so with their feet hoisted above their hips in stirrups.

"The survey by the Care Quality Commission, the health regulator, found the use of stirrups in childbirth had increased from 14 per cent of women in 2007. The figures excluded women who had "assisted" deliveries, involving the use of forceps or vacuum suction, where the use of stirrups may be appropriate."

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"NHS criticised for 'production line' approach to childbirth", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2010. Consulté le 18/04/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/nhs-criticised-for-production-line-approach-to-childbirth