Maternal Health Care - Ina May Gaskin's Vision For the Future


Every country I have visited (except Brazil) has a reverse ratio of midwives to physicians compared to what we have here, meaning that their midwives far outnumber physicians involved in maternity care. People who live in countries where there has always been a midwifery profession consider it a rational health care policy for midwives to be the providers of maternity care for approximately 70 percent of pregnant women. By contrast, people in the U.S. tend to think that every pregnancy requires an obstetrician and that midwives are some kind of more recent fad.

Ina May Gaskin shares 8 ways in which she believes maternal healthcare in America needs to change:


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