There is a huge groundswell of change, with midwifery models of care being shown to be safer than other models for healthy pregnant women.
See this latest Cochrane Review of Midwife-led versus other models of care for childbearing women.
Conclusion: All women should be offered midwife-led models of care and women should be encouraged to ask for this option.
It would be fantastic if people got together and wrote joint submissions, or wrote their opinions of what is needed for optimal care for women and their babies.
The link for the review terms of reference is:
Exciting times indeed.