Getting the first birth right : a retrospective cohort study of birth outcomes for primiparous women receiving standard care in the birth suite versus continuity of midwifery care in the birth centre at the Canberra Hospital

  • Nola Wong

    Student thesis: Master's Thesis

    Abstract

    Introduction The aim of this research is to compare outcomes for a cohort of primiparous women who have accessed the Canberra Midwifery Program (CMP) with those who received standard public care at The Canberra Hospital. This will inform our understanding of the clinical outcomes of primiparous women accessing varying maternity models of care at The Canberra Hospital in order to determine best practice and assist future planning. Methods The study was conducted using data collected from records held by The Canberra Hospital for the period 1st January 2010 to 31st December 2011. A retrospective comparative cohort study design was implemented drawing on data from two databases. Results The study found significantly increased rates of normal vaginal birth (57.5% vs. 48.9% p=0.002) and spontaneous vaginal birth (38% vs. 22.4% p=
    Date of Award1 Jan 2015
    LanguageEnglish

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    Getting the first birth right : a retrospective cohort study of birth outcomes for primiparous women receiving standard care in the birth suite versus continuity of midwifery care in the birth centre at the Canberra Hospital
    Wong, N. (Author). 1 Jan 2015

    Student thesis: Master's Thesis