Studies find that fulfilled expectations, the amount of support from caregivers, the quality of relationship with caregivers, and their involvement in decision making override pain in determining satisfaction. … Read More
The extreme polarity in positions on home birth makes discourse on risk difficult. More than half the women reported avoiding talking to others about the risks of home birth. Women particularly avoided health care professionals, citing or anticipating judgmental responses….Read More
When we pull back from the setting to the system, we can begin to envision freestanding birth centers as a point of entry into an integrated maternity care system that efficiently and safely serves the majority of childbearing women within their communities….Read More
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