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Free Content Midwives, Obstetrics, Fear, and Trust: A Four-Part Invention

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Abstract:

When done well, maternity care brings together four “voices”: the voice of midwifery, which sees birth as a healthy physiological process; the voice of obstetrics, which can manage pathology; the voice of fear (or respect), which encourages vigilance; and the voice of trust, which allows a woman to have confidence in herself and her caregivers. Our goal is to keep these voices singing in harmony.

Keywords: fear; midwifery; obstetrics; trust

Document Type: Guest Editorial

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1891/1058-1243.21.1.9

Publication date: 2012-01-01

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