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Old 11-01-2005, 02:07 AM   #3
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Re: Why do so many people choose to go to a midwife?

in the uk everyone has a midwife who they see regularly through their pregnancy at their gp practice.you only see the consultant ob if you are a high risk pg and the midwives deliver your baby unless high risk or complicated. in the uk midwives are highly trained and have lots of responsibility in fact if the child develops any problems before they are 18 the midwife is accountable if her actions were negligent. you don't have the same midwife deliver your baby that you see in the community at your gp surgery and you don't get to chose your community midwife but you can choose which hospital you go to. the midwife is definately a better option than seeing the gp.