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In this chapter De Vries (2009) explores the Dutch midwifery system; De Vries is a medical sociologist and a strong proponent of the Dutch system. De Vries (2009) illustrates the history of childbirth in the Netherlands empathizing the importance of home delivery in Dutch society. Compared to western industrialized countries, the Continue reading...