Thank you, Dr. Fischbein.
We face the same issues here, in Ohio. Women deserve informed consent and confidence that her care providers are providing evidence-based medical advice so that she can claim her patient rights and responsibility. She must have support and some autonomy in her decision making.
“It must be keenly aware to you that, although a small percentage, the desire for California women to seek an alternative to hospital birthing is slowly growing. This is because hospitals, obstetricians and insurers have restricted reasonable choices in defiance of common sense and evidenced based medicine. If ACOG and the CMA think there is room for improvement with maternity care in California, let’s at least be honest and agree that it is not the 1% of women choosing to birth out of the hospital that is the problem”
Read the full blog post here.