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In spite of technology and medical science's ability to manage complex health problems, the current maternity care environment has increased risks for healthy women and their babies. It comes as a surprise to most women that standard maternity care does not reflect best scientific evidence. In this column, evidence-based maternity care practices are discussed with an emphasis on the practices that increase safety for mother and baby, and what pregnant women need to know in order to have safe, healthy births is described.
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Keywords: birth positions; breastfeeding; cesarean; childbirth education; choice in childbirth; electronic fetal monitoring; epidural; episiotomy; evidence-based maternity care; healthy birth; healthy birth practices; induction; informed decision making; intravenous in labor; labor support; maternal-infant interaction; movement in labor; normal birth; nutrition during labor; routine interventions; safe birth

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2009-01-01

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