Obstetricians defend claim they 'barge in' during labour

Associate Professor Gino Pecoraro says a consumer group's allegation that a Brisbane hospital's obstetricians are being 'disrespectful' to women and midwives is unfair

A leading Queensland obstetrician says growing tensions between midwives and doctors is creating a “toxic work environment”, making a tough job even harder for obstetric registrars.

Associate Professor Gino Pecoraro.

Brisbane-based Associate Professor Gino Pecoraro was commenting on a national consumer group's complaint that alleged obstetricians had been “barging in” on midwives and women during labour.

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