Briefing Paper 569 – Obstetric Violence and Maternal Well-Being by Lois Law
Giving birth is participating in the miracle of creation. The wonder of the birthing of a new baby is also very painful for the mother, and a time of extreme vulnerability. It is a time when she should be treated with respect, care, dignity and reassurance by those assisting with the birth. Unfortunately, for many women this is not the case and they experience obstetric violence during labour.