This chapter examines maternal care and mortality in Europe, focusing on the continent of Europe including Scandinavia but excluding Great Britain. It compares certain aspects of childbirth in some parts of Europe with those in Britain and the US Compared to their British and American counterparts, European midwives were better trained, more closely regulated and more highly regarded by the public and the medical profession. In the conduct of labour, Dutch and Scandinavian obstetricians were less prone to unnecessary interference. European lying-in hospitals were larger, more prestigious, and funded by the state, unlike the voluntary hospitals in Britain and the U.S.
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