Unfortunately, I can’t embed the video in WordPress, so you’ll just have to click here to watch this free 15-minute video on reducing infant mortality. The thing that struck me the most was the woman with the “MD, JD” after her name that taught at UCLA, saying something about there being the midwifery model of care and the medical model of care — that women need to know that there are two models, and then saying, “But why are there two models? We should see which one works better, and then move toward that one.” Yes, indeed.
Obviously, some women will actually need the medical safety net, but why does midwifery care often get the short shrift?
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