A journalist discusses the increasing number of midwife-attended births and the controversy around this as maternal mortality increases in the United States.

Hannah Rubenstein’s interesting article about the increasing number of women seeking midwifery care and the controversy that this has engendered in the obstetric community as maternal mortality is increasing in the United States, a country with the highest expenditure for health care and one of the highest Cesarean rates in the world; find it at truthout, a news and opinion website; http://www.truthout.org/midwives-vs-doctors-us-maternal-mortality-crisis61230