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Midwife-doctor relationship

Here’s an interesting article on how doctors perceive midwives and home births. As the study reveals, birth has become a highly politicized topic, and the decision to give birth outside of the hospital is often seen as a dangerous decision–despite the fact that women have safely been giving birth outside of hospitals for thousands of years. The American Medical Association has officially come out against home birth, while midwives insist that home births are statistically safer than giving birth in a hospital.

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