Do you know that solely about eight % of US births are attended by midwives? Many ladies within the states are unaware of who midwives are, what they do, and the place they apply. In the USA, most girls by no means even suppose to think about hiring one as their maternity care supplier. This breaks my coronary heart as a result of in lots of different developed nations, like France, the UK, and Australia, midwifery is frequent as obstetrics. Why is that this? Research present that births attended by midwives are simply as protected as physician-attended births. In truth, midwifery care is related to decrease charges of C-sections and different interventions, but it’s nonetheless not as standard. For my part, it is the best-kept secret of maternity care in the USA and the world.
Final week was Nationwide Midwifery Week. To shed some gentle on this important function, I am chatting with Mary Love about midwives and their care. Mary is a licensed nurse-midwife, household nurse-practitioner, and Scientific Director of Coronary heart of Houston Start & Wellness Middle. With Mary’s a few years of expertise in a number of settings, I knew she can be a beautiful particular person to reply the most typical questions.
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