August 5, 2005

Meet Bellevue's Male Midwife

Steven Jennings runs Bellevue Hospital's birthing center and is one of its 13 midwives, which some people, including a lot of other midwives, find a little freaky [even if the know they shouldn't]. They seem to get over it, though.

Caesarean birth rate for other NYC hospitals can approach 30%. At Bellevue, it's 21%, and at the birthing center, it's 3%.

Do I need to mention that, besides Jennings, no fathers were harmed--or even considered--in the production of this article?

For Moms-to-Be, a Prenatal Marvel: The Midwife is a Man [nyt]

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