Time to Update ACOG's Patient Education Pamphlets?

The NHS posted an article on their web site about the recent study in the British Medical Journal regarding eating in labor. The article speaks favorably— or favourably, if you prefer— of the study. The stock photo of the woman straining on her back is a bit troubling.

ACOG has a series of patient education pamphlets on their web site, one of which now needs updating. Here’s a screenshot of Pain Relief During Labor and Delivery:




These online pamphlets contain much of the information that women complain they were never given about the risks of various interventions. However, their Vaginal Birth After Cesarean patient education pamphlet contains a glaring lie.



Just because my kids believe in Santa Claus doesn’t mean that he actually delivers presents through the chimney.



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