More than half of babies born in the U.K. ar e delivered by midwives , w hile in the U.S., only around 10 percent of deliveries have a midwi fe present . T he use of doulas is even lower. But as the only developing country where the maternal mortality rate is rising , more people are hoping to improve their outcomes. And t hey may have a good reason to integrate midwives and doulas into the process. One study f ound that s tates which make it easier for midwives to care for babies and mothers have fewer preterm and underweight births and require fewer cesarean section deliveries. Studies on mothers who were matched with a doula had similar improved outcomes. And f or women of color, who have the highest maternal mortality rate, midwives and...
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Giving Birth To A New Age Of Midwives And Doulas