Throwing the baby out with the spa water?

Graham M Slaney and Susan M Stratigos
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2005.tb06596.x
Published online: 17 January 2005

To the Editor: The article by de Costa and Robson1 is a timely reminder that the ideology and politics surrounding maternity services could have an adverse impact on Australia’s excellent record as one of the safest countries in the world in which to be born.2 de Costa and Robson highlighted continuity of care as the attribute of antenatal supervision and birthing that women value most highly, and they quote evidence of the safe care provided by a midwife or general practitioner in a “low-tech” environment.

  • Graham M Slaney
  • Susan M Stratigos

  • Rural Doctors Association of Australia, Kingston, ACT.



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