Shoulder dystocia is a popular reason given for restricting the choices in how and where we give birth as bigger women.
But is this fair?
The potential consequences aren’t great, and as bigger mums we’re told that we have a 3 or 4 times greater risk. But a look at the evidence, as usual, is not that clear cut.
More information here.
I wasn’t planning on writing about the Royals, but this article in the Telegraph about the new series on Home Birth on ITV is worth sharing.
Kate Middleton, open your eyes to the home birth revolution – Telegraph.
It’s got some great stats about the relative costs of births in different circumstances, too.