Reuters Health November 16, 2012
Group therapy can help women avoid risky and costly cesarean sections, especially first-time mothers fearful of childbirth, according to a new study from Finland. However, one expert questioned the study's design and said its results offer nothing new for doctors or pregnant women. “Education and support of pregnant women works; it decreases C-sections, we already know that,” Dr. George Saade, chief of the division of maternal-fetal medicine at UTMB, told Reuters Health. "That study doesn't prove much because the design is flawed.” The news has been picked up internationally, appearing in such outlets as Yahoo! News, the Baltimore Sun and Vitals on NBCNews.com.