Midwives, Obstetrics, Fear, and Trust: A Four-Part Invention
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.
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Document Type: Guest Editorial
Publication date: 01 January 2012
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- The Journal of Perinatal Education is the official journal of Lamaze International, whose mission is to promote, support, and protect natural, safe, and healthy birth through education and advocacy. The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles and evidence-based, practical resources that childbirth educators and other health care professionals can use to enhance the quality and effectiveness of their care or teaching to prepare expectant parents for birth.
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