Friday, December 5, 2008


"Since out-of-hospital midwives can help healthy low-risk women give birth safely to healthy babies with only 3 to 4% cesarean sections, why do hospital-based obstetricians find it necessary to perform cesarean sections on 19% or more of healthy low-risk women?" (Citizens for Midwifery fact sheet--"Out-of-Hospital Midwifery Care: Much Lower Rates of Cesarean Sections for Low-Risk Women")

Good question.

1 comment:

Faithful Lurker said...

Two words. Cha Ching! I may be cynical, but I believe a lot of things happen because of the $$. Sad.