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The past few years have seen a flurry of reports and guidelines aimed at improving the quality of maternity care. These include “Supporting healthy and normal physiologic childbirth: a consensus statement by ACNM, MANA, and NACPM,” “Toolkit to Support Vaginal Birth and Reduce Primary Cesareans: A Quality Improvement Toolkit,” “Vision for a High-Quality, High-Value Maternity Care System,” “Mother-baby friendly birthing facilities,” “Beyond too little, too late and too much, too soon: a pathway towards evidence-based, respectful maternity care worldwide,” “Joint policy statement on normal childbirth,” and “Safe prevention of the primary cesarean delivery.” It remained to be seen, however, if these would have any practical effect, but it seems that we might be moving from “talking the talk” to “walking the walk” at last. The past few weeks have seen:
May this truly be the beginning of the turn of the tide.
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