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Mount Sinai Hospital's Position Statement on Normal Physiologic Birth 2017

  • We believe that birth is a life changing and normal physiologic event.
  • We believe in maximizing the potential for normal physiologic birth in situations of anticipated and unanticipated risk.
  • We believe in culturally safe patient and family centred care.
  • We believe in care that promotes informed decision making and respects the autonomy and dignity of our patients.
  • We believe in safe care that is based on the best available evidence.
  • We believe that clear and respectful communication is the basis of consistent and well managed care.
  • We believe in offering a variety of labour strategies to support the potential for normal birth.