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Midwifery care options
With You Midwifery can be with you from the moment you find out you are pregnant, through to six weeks postnatal. Or we can provide individual sessions, such as postnatal check-ups. Whatever your desired level of attention is, we can be there for you. Please contact us for a chat about how we can best support your unique journey.
In total 2314 women were randomised – 1156 to (Midwifery) caseload
and 1158 to standard care. Women allocated to caseload were less likely
to have a caesarean section; more likely to have a spontaneous vaginal birth;
less likely to have epidural analgesia; and less likely to have an episiotomy.
Infants of women allocated to caseload were less likely to be admitted to special
or neonatal intensive care. No infant outcomes favoured standard care.
The government believes the role of Midwives in labour and birth
needs to be encouraged and extended and acknowledges the majority
of women do not require medical attendance at the birth.
Collaborative maternity care enables women to be active participants
in their care by maximising continuity of care and carer throughout pregnancy,
birth and the postnatal period.
The philosophy behind midwife led continuity models is normality,
continuity of care and being cared for by a known, trusted midwife
during labour. The emphasis is on the natural ability of women to
experience birth with minimum intervention.
The majority of studies reported a higher rate of maternal satisfaction
in the midwifery-led continuity care model. Similarly there was a trend
towards a cost-saving effect for midwife-led continuity care compared
to other care models.