Obstetrics & gynaecology

Midwifery care cuts poor birth outcomes versus physician care

(HealthDay)—Compared with physician models of care, midwifery care is associated with lower odds of poor birth outcomes for low-income women, according to a study published in the October issue of BMJ Open.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Major increase in midwifery unit births since 2010

Births in midwifery units in England have trebled, up from five per cent to 14 per cent over the last six years, a new study by researchers at The University of Nottingham has shown.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Another perspective on New Zealand's midwifery care

It is important for the public and health workforce to reflect carefully on the results of a study on midwifery care released this week, according to a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology from the University of Auckland.

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Midwifery matters 'more than ever'

Midwifery has a crucial part to play in saving the lives of millions of women and children who die during and around the time of pregnancy, according to a major new Series, published in The Lancet.