'Biased' GPs avoid mentioning midwives

When discussing maternity models of care, GPs are not informing women of all the options, a Queensland study has found.

Most discussions between GPs and pregnant women focus on medical models and avoid midwifery-led care, according to a survey of more than 5000 women who recently gave birth.

About one-quarter of women reported that only one model of maternity care was discussed with their GP, with private obstetric care being the most common sole option, said researchers from the

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