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Aug 22, 2013

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22 Aug 2013 – 0:00 PDT

Researchers have found that mothers who have a midwife as the main care provider throughout pregnancy, as opposed to multidisciplinary care, are less likely to give birth pre-term and need fewer obstetric interventions during childbirth.

The study, published in The Cochrane Library, reviewed data from 13 trials involving 16,242 women. Eight of the trials included women who were at low risk of experiencing complications during labor, while five trials included women at high risk of complications.

Researchers from the UK and Ireland analyzed the outcome of both mothers and babies when midwives were the main providers of care, compared with medical-led (family doctors or physicians) or shared-care models between different obstetricians, doctors and midwives.

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