Tag: midwife-led care

Celebrating the Albany Practice Outcomes

This week, an important paper has been published (currently in draft form) in Midwifery. Titled ‘Midwifery continuity of carer in an area of high socio-economic disadvantage in London: a retrospective analysis of Albany Midwifery Practice outcomes using routine data (1997–2009)’,…

Midwife-led care works in Manitoba!

Over the past year or three, I have shared numerous studies and respected reviews that have shown midwifery-led care to be effective all around the world in countries from Australia to Ireland. Midwifery care helps keep birth normal and it…

Midwifery care: what do women want?

A team of Dutch researchers have published an analysis of data gathered from nearly three and a half thousand women who responded to questions about how midwifery care could be improved. I have to say that the findings of this…

More evidence that midwives help keep birth normal

A retrospective comparative cohort study which gathered information from databases held in an Australian tertiary hospital has shown that a significantly greater proportion of women who experienced a model of care based on midwifery continuity experienced normal vaginal birth, spontaneous…

Quote of the month for May 2015

“Women did not want an acquaintance or stranger providing care which could offer a superficial connection. Instead, they wanted a relationship with depth wherein the care provider truly knew the woman as an individual with unique needs and expectations. Jasmine…