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Yes, midwives were better because they intervened less than physicians, and may have had the advantage of traditional practices like hand-washing (though a ready supply of clean water in homes was problematic, in cities at least). Yet a poor woman who gave birth aided only by a family member or neighbour was probably "best off", because more isolated from causes of infection.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Nov 22nd, 2012 at 04:41:37 AM EST
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