I wanted to share this awesome article on reading and understanding scientific papers. This is so important for a number of reasons, primarily considering that 2/3 of standard obstetrics procedures are based on doctor opinion and not sound medical evidence. This forces parents in pregnancy and birth to be confronted with major medical decisions they may not fully understand. It’s worth taking a look at this article as you start to formulate your decisions on testing, procedures, care providers, and place of delivery even very early on in your fertility and pregnancy journeys. This is also really crucial for anyone making primary health decisions, since the issues around obstetric practices in the U.S. are a symptom of a wider lack of time spent with patients in making informed and collaborated decisions.
How to Read and Understand Scientific Papers by the Patient Empowerment Network