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The safest kind of labor is when it's left alone



When labor progresses spontaneously there is a reduced likelihood of fetal compromise or need for instrumental/surgical intervention.

But, physiological birth does not just happen for everyone. Many factors including autonomy, clinician competence, childbirth education, and supportive settings influence the ability to achieve intervention-free births.

One of the many benefits of having a home birth midwife is that they embrace all of those qualities.