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ISSN: 2329-9126

Journal of General Practice
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A Review Related to Midwifery Led Model of Care

Shahnaz Shahid*, Rafat Jan, Rahat Najam Qureshi and Salma Rattani
Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery, Karachi, Pakistan
Corresponding Author : Shahnaz Shahid
Senior Instructor & Midwifery Coordinator
Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery
Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: 02134935470
E-mail: [email protected]
Received August 25, 2014; Accepted September 26, 2014; Published October 18, 2014
Citation: Shahid S, Jan R, Qureshi RN, Rattani S (2014) A Review Related to Midwifery Led Model of Care. J Gen Practice 2:180. doi:10.4172/2329-9126.1000180
Copyright: © 2014 Shahid S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

Background: Midwifery led care (MLC) is a model of care in which perinatal care is provided to women throughout different phases of childbirth by a midwife. Objective: This paper aims to provide a literature review on MLC. Methods: A variety of databases and reports were considered to do the literature review on MLC. The search was limited from 1991 to 2011 by using keywords. A total of 50 articles were critically appraised for this review. Findings: The main theme that emerged was women’s satisfaction with MLC. Satisfaction was integrated with midwife’s presence throughout childbirth, experience to enhance normality in childbirth, cost-effectiveness of MLC, and facilitation of women’s choice and control during labor. Conclusion: The review concludes that MLC is women-friendly as it considers and respects women’s needs holistically during childbirth.

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