"Do it yourself" births prompt alarm

Vogel, Lauren
April 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/5/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 6, p648
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the penchant of women in giving birth without assistance of doctors or midwives due to the discontentment with the modern obstetric care, and the belief that it is the safest option for their delivery. It mentions that according to the 2007 report of U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 33% out of 26,667 childbirths in the U.S. were unassisted. Hence, women aim to avoid medical care and interaction with health care providers because of discomforts.


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