Care in a midwife managed delivery unit

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6982.805b (Published 25 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:805

May not be the best option

  1. David Somerset,
  2. Edward O'Donnell
  1. Senior house officer in obstetrics Registrar in obstetrics Birmingham Maternity Hospital, Birmingham B15 2TG

    EDITOR,—V A Hundley and colleagues state that their objective was “to examine whether intrapartum care and delivery of low risk women in a midwife managed delivery unit differs from that in a consultant led labour ward.”1 They conclude that “midwife managed intrapartum care for low risk women results in more mobility and less intervention.” Since 38% of the midwifery group became at high risk antenatally and had their entire intrapartum care in the consultant unit, however, this …

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