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India Begins To Accept Midwives In Efforts To Lower Maternal, Infant Mortality Ratios

Quartz: Shunned for years, can trained midwives fix India’s maternity mess?
“…[T]here is growing evidence that trained midwives are as good as doctors in taking care of pregnant women and in overseeing uncomplicated births. … In India, … two health centers in Hyderabad, Healthy Mother and Fernandez Hospital, have proven that maternity centers with well-trained midwives can run efficiently and be accepted by the community…” (Kumbhar, 3/2).

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