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Transparency in Maternity Care: Empowering Women to Make Educated Choices

Author: McAllister, Elan

Source: The Journal of Perinatal Education, Volume 17, Number 4, 2008 , pp. 8-11(4)

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

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Abstract:

The author of this guest editorial calls for a higher level of transparency in maternity care. The public should have access to information about hospital and provider policies and practices so that women and their families can determine where and with whom to birth. Currently, many grassroots-level projects, including The Birth Survey, are addressing this need.

Keywords: advocacy; maternity care; mother-friendly practices

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1624/105812408X364062

Publication date: September 1, 2008

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