I've heard so many people say, "I'd feel safer having a doctor at my birth, not a midwife", that I'm...
I've heard so many people say, "I'd feel safer having a doctor at my birth, not a midwife", that I'm compelled to offer the following. FACT: Midwives are considered safe health care providers for most pregnancies. Study after study relates that midwives are not only a safe choice for most pregnancies but actually a safer and smarter choice than an OB. According to a major study done by Peter Schlenzka, using a nurse-midwife and having a natural delivery may result in the following benefits:
- Lower maternity care costs
- Reduced mortality and morbidity related to cesarean and other interventions
- Lower intervention rates
- Fewer recovery complications