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U of S-UBC study finds that low-income women and babies benefit from prenatal care led by a midwife

posted on October 4, 2018

A new study by the University of Saskatchewan and the University of British Columbia suggests that low-income women and their babies benefit greatly from prenatal care by a midwife.

Midwives are available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week for their patients.- Daphne McRae

The study found that vulnerable women under care of a midwife were about two-and-a-half times more likely to attend prenatal appointments and that when they did receive prenatal care, they were less likely to go into labour early and their babies were born healthier. 

"Across the board, in all outcomes, women were doing better in the care of midwives," Daphne McRae, a post-doctoral research fellow at UBC and the study's lead author, said in an interview with CBC Radio's Saskatoon Morning.

 

Read more:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/u-of-s-ubc-study-finds-that-low-income-women-and-babies-benefit-from-prenatal-care-led-by-a-midwife-1.4850691

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