When I ask my medical students to describe their image of a woman who elects to birth with a midwife rather than with an obstetrician, they generally describe a woman who wears long cotton skirts, braids her hair, eats only organic vegan food, does yoga, and maybe drives a VW microbus. What they don’t envision is the omnivorous, pants-wearing science geek standing before them.Indeed, they become downright confused when I go on to explain that there was really only one reason why my mate — an academic int

Source: The Most Scientific Birth Is Often the Least Technological Birth – The Atlantic

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