Today, modern medicine and pregnancy complement each other. Ultrasounds are conducted at regular intervals and, using something known as a CTG, heartbeats can be measured. Yet now technology has long since found its way into the birthing process itself, with some 98 percent of all children being born in hospital and parents-to-be opting for caesarean sections with ever greater frequency. In her research project, Prof. Dr. Marita Metz-Becker investigates the impact of these medical procedures – is modern medicine always required or does it unnecessarily complicate a birth?
Prof. Dr. Marita Metz-Becker
Gisela Graichen und Peter Prestel