... and therefore are not subject to conscious control. As a result, there are basically two approaches to care during childbirth:
'Humanized birth' means working with the woman to facilitate her own involuntary responses.
'Medicalized birth' does not take into account the biological processes, but overrides them with outside interventions, such as medications and surgical procedures."
Marsden Wagner, a Danish pediatrician, headed the Maternal and Child Health Division of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen for 15 years.
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