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Women's experiences accessing continuity of care in Ireland: a qualitative study

A qualitative study design was used to explore and compare the experiences of continuity of care advanced midwifery practitioner service users with their previous experience of at least one other...

A midwifery team's journey implementing and sustaining continuity of care

Caseloading is one way of providing continuity, either antenatally and postnatally or including intrapartum care. Teams provide a named midwife and continuity of care, leading to a safer and better...

Developing a fast-track COVID-19 vaccination clinic for pregnant people

The first pilot fast-track COVID-19 vaccination clinic for pregnant people was held on 28 June 2021. Phase 2, ‘community expansion’, commenced 29 July 2021. Community midwives provided women and...

Better Births: early findings from North-West London

The national maternity review in England, Better Births, recommends that all women should have a named midwife to care for them through pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period, in order to provide...

Setting up a home birth service in East London: lessons learned and reflections on the first year

Women in the UK can choose to give birth in any of four locations: obstetric unit, alongside midwifery led unit, freestanding midwifery-led unit or their own home Evidence shows how giving birth at...

Creating a dedicated home birth team in Tower Hamlets: a review of outcomes from the first year

The majority (approximately 87%) of births in the UK take place in a hospital-based obstetric unit (National Audit Office, 2013) with the remainder in midwifery-led settings such as birth centres or...

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