Midwifery Group Practice
In Midwifery Group Practice, 'Woman-Centred Care':
- Focuses on the woman's individual unique needs, expectations and
aspirations rather than the needs of the institutions or professions
- Recognises women's rights to self determination in terms of choice,
control and continuity of care from a known caregiver or caregivers.
- Encompasses the needs of the foetus/baby, the woman's family, her
significant others and community as identified and negotiated by the woman
- Follows the woman across the interface between institutions and the
community, through all phases of pregnancy, birth and after the birth of her
baby. It therefore involves collaboration with other health
professionals when necessary.
- is 'holistic' in terms of addressing the woman's social, emotional,
physical, psychological, sprirtual and cultural needs and expectations.
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last modified: 29 Sep 2017