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H L McLachlan, D A Forster, M A Davey, T Farrell, L Gold, M A Biro, L Albers, M Flood, J Oats, U Waldenström
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether primary midwife care (caseload midwifery) decreases the caesarean section rate compared with standard maternity care. DESIGN: Randomised controlled trial. SETTING: Tertiary-care women's hospital in Melbourne, Australia. POPULATION: A total of 2314 low-risk pregnant women. METHODS: Women randomised to caseload received antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum care from a primary midwife with some care by 'back-up' midwives...
November 2012: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Patricia A Janssen, Lee Saxell, Lesley A Page, Michael C Klein, Robert M Liston, Shoo K Lee
BACKGROUND: Studies of planned home births attended by registered midwives have been limited by incomplete data, nonrepresentative sampling, inadequate statistical power and the inability to exclude unplanned home births. We compared the outcomes of planned home births attended by midwives with those of planned hospital births attended by midwives or physicians. METHODS: We included all planned home births attended by registered midwives from Jan. 1, 2000, to Dec...
September 15, 2009: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
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