Should I have a caesarean section to protect my pelvic floor?
Since 1985 the World Health Organisation (WHO) has considered that the ideal caesarean rate should be 10 to 15%. I’ll stir the pot immediately by saying that I think that’s probably crap. This figure is based mainly on a demonstrable effect of caesareans on maternal and neonatal mortality. In other words, if you do less than that percentage, then more babies and mothers die. If you do more, then probably no less babies or mothers die. I agree with that. The WHO says in their
An unwelcome visitor
Friday afternoon clinics at the Jericho Bush Nursing Clinic were usually dour affairs. Jericho population - less than a thousand. Average pace of life - usually not hectic. The postprandial somnolence resulting from the stomach filling burgers at the nearby cafe often led to a very sedate pace after lunch. A mole check here. A prescription there. Occasionally a patient would be a little more interesting than the usual punter. One afternoon I diagnosed heart failure in the loc
Management of Urinary Incontinence
LBL was not a term I was aware of until relatively recently at which point advertisements for Poise incontinence liners and pads seemed to almost explode overnight on TV, in magazines and online. In fact I reckon the only people that this abbreviation meant anything to prior to the recent use of the initialism “LBL” (apparently it is not an acronym – fun fact for the day) were people from Latvia (and fans of the Latvian Basketball or Baseball league) and/or aficionados of the