Women at low risk of complications should be able to have all their antenatal care in midwife led units, says collegeBMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d4524 (Published 15 July 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d4524
- Polly Stoker
Pregnant women should have access to a “managed women’s health network” for maternity care, and women aged over 50 should be routinely offered consultations for a “personal health plan for the menopause and beyond,” says a report from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
The report urges politicians to “embrace the life-course approach to women’s health care,” with the aim of giving women “consistent information from a young age, enabling them to make better decisions about their own health.”
The report focuses particularly on maternity care. Anthony Falconer, the royal college’s president, explains in the report’s foreword, …