Louise Silverton

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OBJECTIVE To compare perinatal outcomes, maternal outcomes, and interventions in labour by planned place of birth at the start of care in labour for women with low risk pregnancies. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING England: all NHS trusts providing intrapartum care at home, all freestanding midwifery units, all alongside midwifery units (midwife(More)
BACKGROUND In England, there is a policy of offering healthy women with straightforward pregnancies a choice of birth setting. Options may include home or a freestanding midwifery unit (FMU). Transfer rates from these settings are around 20%, and higher for nulliparous women. The duration of transfer is of interest because of the potential for delay in(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore whether service configuration and obstetric unit (OU) characteristics explain variation in OU intervention rates in 'low-risk' women. DESIGN Ecological study using funnel plots to explore unit-level variations in adjusted intervention rates and simple linear regression, stratified by parity, to investigate possible associations(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore and compare perinatal and maternal outcomes in women at 'higher risk' of complications planning home versus obstetric unit (OU) birth. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING OUs and planned home births in England. POPULATION 8180 'higher risk' women in the Birthplace cohort. METHODS We used Poisson regression to calculate(More)
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