Tag Archives: Continuity of Care

The Place of Birth: The Dutch Midwifery System

The Place of Birth: The Dutch Midwifery System

by Beatrijs Smulders Dutch midwifery care is unique in the world. Our country has a totally different culture and system that allows Dutch midwives to work as they do and this is not because our midwives or obstetricians are very different from elsewhere but because our approach enables women to get the best of both […]

Highlights: First 100 Babies Report

Ryde Group Midwifery Practice

The Ryde Group Midwifery Practice Ryde Midwifery Group Practice was launched on 15th March 2004. A six months transition period followed. This is a report card of the first 100 intended bookings at Ryde. The Ryde Midwifery Group Practice offers the benefits of continuity of midwifery care to low risk non-insured women who book with […]

It’s happening – midwifery led maternity services at last!

It's happening - midwifery led maternity services at last

by Sally Tracy In this update on our progress towards a National Maternity Action Plan, the new midwifery services are described – the battles, the strategies and the results so far. Together we can reverse the trends of over-medicalised birth in this country. The first part of my presentation will be based on the results […]

The Outcome of Perinatal Care in Inukjuak, Nunavik, Canada 1998-2002

The Outcome of Perinatal Care in Inukjuak

by Susanne Houd Abstract Introduction. From the 1950s women in Nunavik were transferred to South Quebec to give¬†birth. Since 1986 women have had the opportunity to give birth in Povungnituk, Nunavik, and the education of community midwives began. Inukjuak, a small community in Nunavik, was included in the project in 1998. There is no possibility […]

Reclaiming Midwifery Care as a Foundation for Promoting ‘Normal’ Birth

Reclaiming Midwifery Care as a Foundation for Promoting 'Normal' Birth

by Maggie Banks This paper identifies some essentials of midwifery practice and looks at how the woman who may have additional care needs receives woman-centred care. Breech presentation will be used by way of example to demonstrate the latter. Childbirth is neither ‘normal’ nor ‘abnormal’. It is, quite simply, a childbirth journey – a unique […]

Managing Change In Midwifery Practice

Managing Change In Midwifery Practice

by Pat Brodie This paper will describe the process of improving maternity care through an innovative program, based at St George Hospital, that enabled the introduction of a community based ‘continuity of midwifery care’ model incorporating collaboration between midwives and obstetricians. This model of care was initially based on evidence and experiences gained elsewhere, such […]