We have good evidence that midwifery led care is safe. Moreover it is cost effective and is associated with lower intervention rates. Why then is the default pathway for women in the NHS obstetric led care? There is a critical need to reduce the intervention rate especially caesarean section, and using resources well is crucial. Having healthy women and babies enter midwifery led care with the ability to opt out would bring about change. This would also leave doctors time to attend to women a...
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