Data show midwife-led birth centers have cost, outcome benefits

02/25/2013 | Shawnee Dispatch (Kan.)

Owners of the New Birth Company in Overland Park, Kan., said their experience supports a study from the American Association of Birth Centers that found women at midwife-led birth centers had reduced costs and were less likely to have a cesarean delivery than those who delivered at hospitals. CEO Cathy Gordon, a nurse practitioner, said complication risks mean hospital maternity services always will be needed but most mothers can be helped by midwives.

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