Trends in midwife-attended births in the United States, 1989-2009.

  title={Trends in midwife-attended births in the United States, 1989-2009.},
  author={Eugene R Declercq},
  journal={Journal of midwifery & women's health},
  volume={57 4},
INTRODUCTION Data on attendance at birth by midwives in the United States have been available on the national level since 1989. Rates of certified nurse-midwife (CNM)-attended births more than doubled between 1989 (3.3% of all births) and 2002 (7.7%) and have remained steady since. This article examines trends in midwife-attended births from 1989 to 2009. METHODS The data in this report are based on records gathered as part of the US National Standard Certificate of Live Birth from a public… CONTINUE READING
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