The UK’s National Health Service just released a refreshing statement about maternity care. And I quote: “Guidance from National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) says that midwife-led care has been shown to be safer for women and recommends that all women with low-risk pregnancies – 45% of the total – should be advised that giving birth in a midwifery-led unit, whether attached to a hospital or not, is ‘particularly suitable’.”
Even for Bellingham, (AKA Birthingham) where licensed midwives collectively attend about 12% of the deliveries, that would be an astounding jump. I believe that we can get there.
Read the full article here: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/dec/03/low-risk-pregnant-women-urged-avoid-hospital-births