Sunday, February 12, 2012

The ancient art of obstetrics

I've decided that I'm going to need to supplement my obstetrical education to include the usage of forceps, assisting mom to deliver in positions other than supine, vaginal breech deliveries, vaginal delivery of twins, and external version.  I'm sure there are a few other ancient tricks that would be good to learn too but I don't yet know what they are!

I can almost guarantee that I will not adequately learn these techniques in the US and that there very well may come a point in my career where these skills will mean the difference between life and death of a mom or baby.  I imagine that I'm going to have to spend some time abroad to learn these tricks!

3 comments:

Solitary Diner said...

Come to Canada! There are still quite a few docs at my institution who practice those techniques.

physician activist in training said...

I'm beginning to think that I'm just going to have to move to Canada!

Solitary Diner said...

It's a wonderful place. I think you'd fit in nicely.