Evidence based research has shown that midwives achieve the same outcomes as physicians without disrupting the natural birth process as often. In fact, care from midwives has significantly lower rates of induced labour, episiotomies, and forcep births.
- Lower rates of birth by caesarean section.
- Lower rates of induced labour.
- Significantly lower rates of third and fourth degree tears from delivery and less episiotomy rates.
- Higher success of breastfeeding.