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02 February 2016

Volume 24 | Issue 2

ISSN (Print): 0969-4900

ISSN (Online): 2052-4307

The power of shared philosophy: A study of midwives' perceptions of alternative birth care in Norway

Implementing safe maternal care is a worldwide concern Optimal care should be provided during the antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum periods, and should include both the mother and infant (World Health Organization (WHO), 1994; 1996; 2014) In Western countries, births usually take place in hospitals with equipment and personnel to deal with unexpected situations relating to health concerns (Kunnskapssenteret, 2006) The Norwegian Directory of Health emphasises continuity of care

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