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Publication Date: 
December, 2019
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114
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This article discusses Birth with No Regret, a new model of birth care in Turkey in which, throughout parturition, the mother is cared for humanistically by an egalitarian, non-hierarchical team consisting of an obstetrician, midwife, and birth psychologist.

Abstract: 

Birth with No Regret is a new model of birth care in Turkey in which, throughout parturition, the mother is cared for humanistically by an egalitarian, non-hierarchical team consisting of an obstetrician, midwife, and birth psychologist. The birth psychologist is our major innovation, whose greatest responsibility is to both ensure that the entire family experiences birth with no regret and process the emotions of the team so that we can keep our energy focused on the woman and her needs. We base our practice on the scientific evidence in favor of normal, physiologic birth, and on honoring women’s rights.

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