Quick Hit: Controversies in Childbirth Conference This Week

By Rachel Walden |

This week, Ft. Worth, TX will be home to the Controversies in Childbirth Conference, described as “a national forum for discussing the challenges and solutions for patients, providers, and payers involved in childbirth.”

Topics for the conference are expected include debate on whether low c-section rates are beneficial, financial concerns for health care providers and facilities, whether “natural birth advocates hurt their own cause,” techniques for vaginal breach births, “centering pregnancy” methods, home birth, transparency, whether non-emergency c-sections are contributing to premature birth and attendant complications and NICU costs, and a number of other hot topics.

Let us know in the comments if you plan to attend – I’d love to hear your reports during or after the sessions.


  1. Jacqueline says:

    If anyone goes, could you please post about “natural birth advocates hurt their own cause” — I am really curious about what this means!

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