Midwives in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have been on a tear.
The number of midwives increased from 8,000 in 2000 to more than 18,000 today.
But the surge in births has been largely driven by a dramatic increase in the number of women choosing to become midwives.
The American Midwives Association, the group that represents midwives in Washington, DC, and other states, said in a statement that “midwife growth is at a record high.”
The increase in births is mostly due to an increase in women choosing obstetric care as a profession, according the CDC.
“As we continue to see an increasing number of young women entering obstetrics care, we believe the best way to achieve our vision of improving health and outcomes is to ensure midwives are the first line of defense for women seeking safe and effective health care,” said Dr. Amy M. Kaptur, president of the American Midwife Association.
According to the AAP, the most common reasons a woman becomes pregnant are complications from childbirth, having been exposed to a sexually transmitted disease, and the use of a non-medical contraceptive.
According the AAP’s annual report, there were more than 2.6 million births in the United States in 2016.
Midwives are also increasingly choosing to work in hospitals, in some cases offering abortions as a form of birth control.
The AAP also reports that women are more likely to have an abortion if they were pregnant at the time of the abortion, while a survey by the National Right to Life Committee found that a majority of women would like to have a baby.
There is no universal definition of when a midwife needs to seek out an abortion.
Some women may be pregnant at a time when their insurance provider would not cover it.
Some states are moving to ban abortion.
The most recent CDC report on abortion states that there are about 3.2 million abortions performed each year in the U.S. However, the numbers are likely much higher, because abortion is not covered under most public insurance plans.
The National Right To Life Committee also noted that while the rate of abortion is declining, the abortion rate is still higher than the rate for women in other developed countries.
“Women in other countries are less likely to be able to afford to pay for an abortion and thus have less access to safe and legal abortion services,” the report states.
The report noted that many women who need an abortion are also seeking it because of their own health conditions or due to social pressure.
In a 2017 study, Dr. Mark Levine, an obstetrician and gynecologist at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, surveyed midwives across the country.
Levine and his team found that women in their practice were about 30 percent more likely than other women to have had an abortion, and that women who had an abortions were about 20 percent more than other midwives, even after accounting for the differences in age, race, and socioeconomic status.
A similar study by Levine and colleagues in 2019 found that the rates of unintended pregnancy and abortion are similar across the board in the states that have legalized abortion, but there were significant differences in rates of women who chose to have abortions and those who chose not to.
A 2016 study found that nearly two-thirds of women in North Carolina had an unintended pregnancy before age 35.
A third of women had an unwanted pregnancy by age 45.
Dr. Levine said the findings suggest that “there’s a very strong connection between health and choice,” and that these differences can have a direct effect on health outcomes.
But a recent study published in the Journal of Medical Ethics found that some doctors may be biased against women seeking abortions.
“It’s difficult to be unbiased when you are an OBGYN who is performing a procedure that is going to result in a child,” Dr. Kaveh Shah, a professor at the University of Michigan School of Medicine and director of the clinic for women’s health and reproductive rights at the clinic, told Business Insider.
“A lot of the women I see at my clinic have health problems and want to get abortions, but are afraid of going to the hospital or being prosecuted because they don’t want to be associated with abortion.”