Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Midwifery-led maternity care safe

HSE.ie - Health Service Executive Website - Presentation of the “MidU” study – a major trial comparing midwifery-led and consultant-led maternity care

"The 'MidU' ('Midwifery Unit') study showed that midwifery-led care, as practised in these units, is as safe as consultant-led care but uses less intervention in pregnancy and childbirth".

What's interesting is that the report says midwifery care is as safe as consultant care. My reading of the statistics means that midwifery care is safer than consultant care for that group of women.

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