Midwifery care at hospitals is associated with fewer medical interventions

Posted by on November 16, 2017 5:27 pm
Categories: health

Women who gave birth at hospitals with a larger percentage of midwife-attended births were less likely to have two specific medical interventions, cesarean delivery and episiotomy, a new, hospital-level analysis. These findings raise the possibility that greater access to midwifery care, which is low in the United States, might enhance perinatal care and lower costs for low-risk women.

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