Midwives in Many Settings

  • Helen Swallow
Part of the Contemporary Issues in Biomedicine, Ethics, and Society book series (CIBES)


Many factors currently are forcing a reassessment of health-care policy toward home birth: the increase in family-centered care in childbirth, the developing awareness of woman’s rights, the professional discomfort with the recent increase in numbers and the visibility of home births, the increased cost of medical care, technological medical developments, and the continued high perinatal mortality and morbidity rates.


Prenatal Care Home Birth Hospital Birth Electronic Fetal Monitoring Haven Hospital 
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