Nurse Midwife Maude Callen

What is the history of midwives in America?

The United States has a long history of midwifery care being provided by women that are incredibly skilled at the work they do in helping women and their families through childbirth.

However, these highly skilled midwives have not always been given the credit that is rightly theirs by the male dominated medical community. History shows that midwives in America have been forced out of their practices and been falsely accused of harming mothers and babies, when quite the opposite was true.

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cesarean birth

Consumer Reports ranks hospitals with high Cesareans

Really important information is available for pregnant women to assess their local hospitals ranking for cesareans.

Click to download and read the report

The Consumer Reports website has released an informational video and also a blog post entitled “What hospitals don’t want you to know about C-sections”.¬† The information compiled is important to inform families about the options available to them for labor and birth.

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