A new analysis by Dr. Joseph Wax comparing home births and hospital births, which was published in the recent issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, not only presents misleading conclusions, it drives a wedge between two groups that cannot afford a greater divide: medical doctors and midwives.
I applaud Melissa Cheyney's article. She has defined the problem with Dr. Wax's meta-analysis and identified the communication problem between the medical establishment and midwives. It is important to keep plugging away at educating women, getting the word out. Women can demand change--working together our voice will be heard.