Toward Really Improving the Outcome of Pregnancy: What You Can Do
Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
Volume 6, Issue 2, pages 109–118, June 1979
How to Cite
Sugarman, M. (1979), Toward Really Improving the Outcome of Pregnancy: What You Can Do. Birth, 6: 109–118. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-536X.1979.tb01317.x
- Issue published online: 31 MAR 2007
- Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
ABSTRACT: Despite long-standing consumer efforts to make childbirth more natural and emotionally rewarding, recent efforts to close small, local maternity units and to consolidate maternity care in large, technologically advanced units have led to increasingly costly, interventive focus by maternity care providers. Health planning on the local, regional and national levels offers the consumer many avenues for instituting community-based, preventive, primary maternity care. This paper sounds a warning and provides information necessary for consumers to take a more politically active role in planning for maternity and newborn care.