Joint Statement From Our Bodies, Our Selves 11/20/2008
Women's choices for how and where they want to give birth have been consistently eroding these last few years. Whether these directives are coming from medical associations, risk management teams, or malpractice insurance providers, their impact is affecting the health of mothers and babies in a negative way. The women's health activist organization, Our Bodies, Our Selves together with maternity care professionals, advocates, and consumer groups have issued a joint statement, Choices in Childbirth A Statement by Physicians, Midwives and Women’s Health Advocates who Support Safe Choices in Childbirth, calling for health reforms in maternity care. If you agree with their proposal, add your name to the statement.