There is a large disparity between the conditions that science shows are optimal for childbirth, and what the medical profession advocates. Many traditional birthing methods have actually been found to be less risky for the birthing mother, such as delivering the baby while squatting, avoiding regular internal examinations, and avoiding continuous monitoring of the baby's heartbeat during labour. As of yet the science has not filtered down to the hospital setting, and women are often advised to do the opposite of what would actually be safest and best for them.

Here we present some of the defining research in evidence based maternal health that can be used to shape more mother baby friendly and life saving maternal health policy.

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