Does a pregnant woman's intended place of birth influence her attitudes toward and occurrence of obstetric interventions?

@article{Hulst2004DoesAP,
  title={Does a pregnant woman's intended place of birth influence her attitudes toward and occurrence of obstetric interventions?},
  author={Leonie A M van der Hulst and Edwin R. van Teijlingen and Gouke. J. Bonsel and Martine M. Eskes and Otto P Bleker},
  journal={Birth},
  year={2004},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={28-33}
}
BACKGROUND A home confinement with midwifery care is still an integral part of Dutch maternity care. It has been argued that the existence of home birth itself influences the course of the birth process positively, which is why obstetric interventions are low in comparison with neighboring countries. This study examined the impact of women's intended place of birth (home or hospital) and the course of pregnancy and labor when attended by midwives. METHODS This is a prospective study of 625… CONTINUE READING

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