The importance of midwifery.
"It must be underlined at the very outset that midwifery is, always has been, and must remain an independent profession with its own responsibilities if the health of mothers and children is to be not only promoted but protected. Midwives provide basic and essential services that are simply unavailable through any other system of the health and healing arts. Any legislation, or the interpretation and enforcement of any legislation, which attempts to eliminate, unduly restrict, or make midwifery a subservient profession is, per se, unreasonable, irrational, and arbitrary, and can be detrimental to the health, safety, and welfare of up to 90% of all pregnant women."
--From the NAPSAC News, 16:1, Spring 1991, p. 3.
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