What is midwifery led continuity of care?
Midwife-led continuity models provide care from the same midwife or team of midwives during the pregnancy, birth and the early parenting period, and many women value this. These midwives also involve other care-providers if they are needed.
What is midwife-led care model?
Midwifery-led care is a high-certainty, evidence-based strategy to improve maternity care. The universal philosophy of midwives emphasizes care that promotes normal physiologic pregnancy and labor and supports the natural ability of women to experience birth with minimum or no routine intervention.
What is a head of midwifery?
The Head of Midwifery/Divisional Nurse is the professional lead for the Health Board on all matters relating to midwifery and gynaecology practice. They will provide strong and inspirational leadership to help influence and shape the direction of midwifery services, locally, regionally and nationally.
Can I give birth in a midwife-led unit?
Your midwife may advise you to give birth in a midwife‑led unit. This is because: you are less likely to need interventions such as an assisted birth, episiotomy (a cut in your perineum) or caesarean section than if you were in hospital.
Why is continuity of care in midwifery important?
Strong evidence show that continuity of care delivered by a known midwife is safe, confers significant health benefits for women and babies, and results in higher reported satisfaction with care (Forster et al. 2016; Sandall et al. 2016).
What does QMNC stand for?
A new evidence-informed quality maternal and newborn care (QMNC) framework identifies key characteristics of quality care.
Do midwives have better outcomes?
Women who received midwife-led care were less likely to experience intervention, more likely to have a spontaneous vaginal birth and more likely to be satisfied with their care. Women who received midwife-led care were less likely to experience preterm birth, fetal loss before and after 24 weeks and neonatal death.
What band is a head of midwifery?
Band 8D Interim Head Of Midwifery.
Can you have an epidural in a midwife-led unit?
Epidurals. They aren’t available outside of hospitals because there needs to be an anaesthetist around to give you an epidural. Midwife-led units and birth centres are staffed 100% by midwives. It might be a good idea to chat through epidurals with your midwife before you give birth.
How many births are straightforward?
Maternity data does not record how many births are straightforward as such, but of women giving birth in England: 55.1% had spontaneous onset of labour. 59.4% spontaneous delivery. 38% had unassisted deliveries (spontaneous onset of labour, spontaneous delivery, with no episiotomy).
What are the hallmarks of midwifery?
Equitable, ethical, accessible quality health care that promotes healing and health. Health care that respects human dignity, individuality and diversity among groups. Complete and accurate information to make informed health care decisions. Self-determination and active participation in health care decisions.
Are there any midwife led units in the UK?
There are midwife led units at Colchester, Ipswich and Clacton hospitals. Colchester Hospital: the Juno birth centre is an AMU (Alongside Midwifery Unit). Clacton Hospital: the Midwife Led Unit is a free standing midwifery unit.
What is midwife-led care?
In several countries, such as the UK and Australia, midwives represent the main providers of care for women during pregnancy, labour and birth. In midwife-led care, the emphasis is on normality, continuity of care and being cared for by a known, trusted midwife during labour.
Where can I have a midwife in Clacton?
Clacton Hospital: the Midwife Led Unit is a free standing midwifery unit. The closest hospital is Colchester Hospital. Midwife led units are suitable if you are considered to be at low risk of complications in labour. A midwife will give you one-to-one care in labour.
Where can I find a midwife in Colchester?
There are midwife led units at Colchester, Ipswich and Clacton hospitals. Colchester Hospital: the Juno birth centre is an AMU (Alongside Midwifery Unit). Clacton Hospital: the Midwife Led Unit is a free standing midwifery unit. The closest hospital is Colchester Hospital.