Enabling Access to Birth in a Midwife-Led Unit: Implementation of Co-produced Evidence-based Guideline

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Abstract

There is an increasing emphasis on the need to support women in planning their place of birth. In order to make a truly informed choice, women and midwives can benefit from evidence-based guidelines that provide them with easy-to-access information that will support their decision-making. In Northern Ireland there are currently eight midwife-led units (MLU) (with potential for more), which are most suitable as the place of birth for a woman with a straightforward pregnancy. This paper provides an overview of the ‘GAIN (RQIA) Guideline for admission to midwife-led units in Northern Ireland’. The guideline was
informed by the evidence, and co-produced by women and maternity care professionals.
LanguageEnglish
Pages20-25
Number of pages6
JournalPractising Midwife
Volume10
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018

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Midwifery
Parturition
Guidelines
Northern Ireland
Access to Information
Decision Making
Pregnancy

Keywords

  • Midwife Led care
  • co-production
  • evideence-based guidelines

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