The article also did not claim women see obs coz they are high risk- the opposite in fact. If you are high risk you SHOULD be seeing an Ob, and intervention will possibly be NEEDED. Like you said many women go private so get the private hosp experience and continuity of care. If this was offered in the public system by midwives I have no doubt more women would choose this option. Unfortunately apt of these women are low risk and walk out of hosp having had interventions that were not needed.