Team midwife care: maternal and infant outcomes Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • The aim of this study was to add additional information on intervention rates and maternal and infant outcomes of team midwife care to previous reports which have suggested this model of care can be associated with a reduction in medical interventions during labour and birth with no statistically significant influence on maternal and infant outcomes. The study was designed as a randomised controlled trial, with 495 women randomised to team midwife care being compared to 505 women randomsed to standard care. The study revealed no statistical differences between team midwife care and standard care in medical interventions, maternal health and infant health. These findings suggest that team midwifery as it is practised in this study is a safe alternative for women.

publication date

  • August 2001