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Midwife-led continuity models versus other models of care for childbearing women
"In many parts of the world, midwives are the main providers of care for childbearing women. Elsewhere, it may be obstetricians or family physicians that have the main responsibility for care; or the responsibility may be shared."

Home Birth With Midwife As Safe As Hospital Birth: Study
"Having your baby at home with a registered midwife is just as safe as a conventional hospital birth, a new study says."

Outcomes of planned home births with certified professional midwives: large prospective study in North America
"Objective: To evaluate the safety of home births in North America involving direct entry midwives, in jurisdictions where the practice is not well integrated into the healthcare system."

Midwife-led births 'safer', finds major study review
"They found women were also less likely to experience premature birth compared to other types of care, including that led by GPs or consultants."

Listening to Mothers II: Report of the Second National U.S. Survey of Women's Childbearing Experiences

Listening to Mothers III Pregnancy and Birth
"Childbirth Connection's ongoing Listening to MothersSM Initiative is devoted to understanding experiences and perspectives of childbearing women and using this knowledge to improve maternity care policy, practice, education, and research."

Too Many C-Sections: Docs Rethink Induced Labor,8599,2007754,00.html
"The rise in cesarean-section deliveries in recent years has been characterized by some as a key indication of the overmedicalization of childbirth."

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