Tag: continuity

Why do women value midwifery care?

This month has seen the publication of a study which is really important to women, midwives and everybody involved in maternity care, because it looks even more deeply at a really vital question: what it is that women value in…

What really matters?

“Factors that have eroded midwifery skill are largely political; embedded in midwifery laws in the form of practice guidelines … A model of perinatal care that offers insight, continuity and intuition; respects birth as an altered state; shows reverent curiosity…

Being clear about continuity

I remember the first time I encountered the difference between the terms continuity of care and continuity of carer.  I was a student midwife, and a senior midwife was correcting what she felt was my inappropriate use of the term…

Midwives make a difference

Sometimes it’s important to take a moment to reflect on the importance of what we do, and it is just fantastic that 2013 is proving to be a bumper year for evidence that supports continuity of midwifery care in all…

Yay for the M@NGO Trial…

…because it demonstrates that caseload midwifery care can lower caesarean section rates …because it demonstrates this in women of ALL risk (not just low risk) …and because we have never been in more need of knowledge about things that might…