Why Are We Asking Doctors if Women Should Have Midwives?

A recent article asks. Good point, why are we asking doctors what women need in childbirth? This article fittingly titled Birth Monopoly states "It may be hard for those of us born and raised in the U.S. to wrap our heads around the fact that midwife-led care is the global Gold Standard for mother/baby health. For just a moment, though, suspend what you think you know, and consider that the U.S. has a uniquely dysfunctional system of maternity care, along with some famously poor outcomes for mothers and babies. It’s helpful, then, to look outside our own system to see how things can be done better. " This is a point I personally have been attempting to make for over 20 years. First, as a

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