Improving Maternity Services

Improving Maternity Services

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Birth centres are suitable for every woman whose birth is straightforward, which accounts for around 75% of all women. This inspirational guide shows how small scale maternity provision has a profound clinical and organisational advantage over large scale hospital provision, including saving of time and money by reducing intervention rates. It presents the thoughts and feelings of midwives and patients and how both enjoy the humane and compassionate care of the birth centre ethos. The book is invaluable for midwives, obstetricians, doulas, maternity care assistants and maternity service planners and managers. It also provides enlightening information for general practitioners and other health and social care professionals, maternity service users groups and academics with an interest in midwifery and health services. What birth centres do best is simply providing humane childbirth care. There are no high tech gadgetry, doctors or dramatic stories of childbirth rescues that make it into the media. Yet miracles' happen inside their walls every day as women have their babies after normal labours and births. Until now, there have been very few books detailing what happens in birth centres so that women and childbirth professionals can be introduced to an alternative beyond the large hospital model. This book provides a window in on the birth centre model and there are some exciting things to find there about childbirth care in the 21st century.' Denis Walsh, in the PrefaceIn the late 1990s, the development of health bodies to oversee primary care ( primary care trusts; PCTs) heralded another ... The other side contains the office, staff day room, toilets, a one-bed postnatal room, a third birth room with a jacuzzi anbsp;...


Title:Improving Maternity Services
Author: Denis Walsh
Publisher:Radcliffe Publishing - 2007-01
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