Monday, June 13, 2011

When they need it, where they want it

A recent press release from the SOGC (Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada) shows support for women's autonomy in childbearing. In honor of the International Day of the Midwife, the SOGC released this document (PDF). Dr. Lalonde upholds pregnant women's autonomy in where and how to give birth:
“The SOGC acknowledges that it is the mother’s decision to decide where she would like to give birth,” stated Dr. André Lalonde, executive vice-president of the SOGC. “Most babies are born without serious complications. As ob/gyns, our specialized training allows us to address the unique requirements of high-risk situations. What matters is that all professions acknowledge each other’s competencies and work together to provide mother and baby with the quality care they need, when they need it, where they want it.”


  1. I would love to see the ACOG adopt a similar point of view. Imagine: "all professions acknowledge each other's competencies and work together..."

  2. lovely sentiments.

  3. How wonderful! Now if we could just get some of that in the U.S.

  4. I love this. Another piece of evidence that women are making a difference in the quality of health care that is available to us. Things are shifting.


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