Piercing the veil: the marginalization of midwives in the United States.

  title={Piercing the veil: the marginalization of midwives in the United States.},
  author={Steffie Goodman},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={65 3},
This paper investigates the marginalization of certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) in the US. This marginalization occurs despite ample evidence demonstrating that a midwifery model delivers high-quality cost-effective care. Currently midwives attend only 7% of births, compared to 50-75% of births in other developed countries. Given the escalating costs of health care and relatively poor maternal and child health indicators in comparison with other developed countries, these findings are disturbing… CONTINUE READING

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