In summary

It’s irresponsible and detrimental for California to deny unrestricted access to the high-quality care that certified nurse-midwives provide.

By Valerie Garrison

In my country, Great Britain, all normal deliveries are performed by midwives, and a doctor is only consulted or called when there are complications requiring surgical intervention. This has been the case forever.

Re “Legislature should end antiquated regulation for certified nurse-midwives”; Commentary, June 1, 2020

I find it preposterous that Nurse/midwives are not allowed to practice in California without a doctor’s supervision.  

In my country, Great Britain, all normal deliveries are performed by midwives, and a doctor is only consulted or called when there are complications requiring surgical intervention. This has been the case forever.

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