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Letters Positive birth experience

Midwife led care may not be appropriate or cost effective

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 18 April 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d2298
  1. Pauline M Hull, editor, electivecesarean.com1
  1. 1Farnham, Surrey, UK
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  • Competing interests: None declared.

The King’s Fund report states that one of the “key underpinning principles” of maternity health policy is that “all women, regardless of risk profile, should be offered the most positive birth experience possible.”1

American researchers have recently added to the growing body of evidence that women planning a caesarean birth are more …

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