How Forceps Paved the Way Towards More Medical Intervention in Childbirth

Listening to women’s real experiences could improve — and limit — childbirth interventions.

Nov 12, 2019
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AuthorDr. Neel Shah, The Conversation

Dr. Neel Shah, MD, MPP is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and the director of the Delivery Decisions Initiative at the Ariadne Labs for Health Systems Innovation. He is an expert in designing, testing, and spreading system interventions that improve the safety, affordability, and experience of patient care. As an obstetrician-gynecologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Shah cares for patients during critical life moments that range from surgery to primary care to childbirth.