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According to a new study by Britain’s National Health Service, it’s safer for women with low risk pregnancies to deliver under the supervision of a midwife than in a hospital maternity ward. According to the study, mothers expected to have uncomplicated deliveries, and their babies, did better with midwives compared to doctors except in one circumstance: first time mothers delivering at home. Of the 3.9 million babies born in the U.S last year, only about 9 percent were delivered by midwives and most of these in a hospital. But this may be changing. Join us to talk about best practices in maternity care.
- Dr. Nancy Gaba Professor of obstetrics and gynecology, chair, department of obstetrics and gynecology, George Washington University School of Medicine
- M. Christina Johnson Director, Professional Practice & Health Policy American College of Nurse-Midwives
- Dr. Mark DeFrancesco President-elect, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, in private practice in Waterbury, Connecticut a founding member, Women’s Health Connecticut,
- Mairi Rothman Certified Nurse Midwife, co-founder, Metro Area Midwives and Allied Services
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