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U.K. report shows most pregnancies better off with midwives than ob-gyns

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), a U.K. organization that provides national health care guidance and advice, has just released new guidelines for giving birth. According to NICE’s findings, women with low-risk pregnancies are better off in the care of midwives than...

Midwives are Priceless. Here’s Why

Midwives matter now more than ever. This is the compelling bottom line of two major new publications released in recent months: The Lancet‘s June 2014 Series on Midwifery and State of the World’s Midwifery 2014 (SoWMy), coordinated by the United Nations Population Fund, the International...

What is the Fetus Ejection Reflex?

The prevalent culture in modern society is that of dominion over and control of nature, as well as the domination of groups of people by the other groups of people that hold more power. Similarly women and their bodies are dominated by the cultural paradigm of the time, no less by doctors and midwives in...

Midwifery Benefits? Improved Outcomes For Moms Who See Midwives, Review Finds

More than 90 percent of births in the U.S. are supervised by doctors, but a growing minority of women rely on midwives to provide their primary care. A new review, published by The Cochrane Library on Tuesday, lends support to that model, finding that consistent midwife care throughout pregnancy is linked...

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