Women at low risk of complications should be able to have all their antenatal care in midwife led units, says college

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 15 July 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d4524
  1. Polly Stoker
  1. 1BMJ

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, …

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