Organisation of maternity care and choices of mode of birth: a worldwide view.

@article{Soltani2012OrganisationOM,
  title={Organisation of maternity care and choices of mode of birth: a worldwide view.},
  author={Hora Soltani and Jane Sandall},
  journal={Midwifery},
  year={2012},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={146-9}
}
Drawing on the findings from a Cochrane systematic review of midwife-led care vs. other models of maternity care, this article discusses maternity organisation of care, women's choice of mode of birth and a global trend in reducing normality of childbirth. The review included 11 trials involving 12,276 women. The results showed that women who received models of midwife led care were less likely to experience fetal loss before 24 weeks' gestation, less likely to have regional analgesia, less… CONTINUE READING
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