They are looking for the woman-centered care found in midwifery practices, or in extreme cases, on their own.
“I want people to understand the difference between medical care and midwifery care,” says Mindy Bizzell.
In Holland, midwifery is part of the medical system, and doctors and midwives work in close collaboration.
midwifery mid·wife·ry (mĭd-wĭf'ə-rē, mĭd'wīf'rē, -wī'fə-rē)
The techniques and practice of a midwife including childbirth assistance, the independent care of essentially normal healthy women and infants before, during, and after childbirth, and, in collaboration with medical personnel, the consultation, management, and referral of cases in which abnormalities develop.