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Birth Models That Work

Robbie Davis-Floyd, Lesley Barclay, and Jan Tritten

Abstract

This book takes us around the world in search of birth models that work in order to improve the standard of care for mothers and families everywhere. The contributors describe examples of maternity services from both developing countries and wealthy industrialized societies that apply the latest scientific evidence to support and facilitate normal physiological birth; deal appropriately with complications; and generate excellent birth outcomes—including psychological satisfaction for the mother. The book concludes with a description of the ideology that underlies all these working models, know ... More

Keywords: birth models, mothers, families, standard of care, maternity services, developing countries, wealthy industrialized societies, scientific evidence, normal physiological birth, birth outcomes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780520248632
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520248632.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robbie Davis-Floyd, editor

Lesley Barclay, editor

Jan Tritten, editor

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Introduction

Robbie Davis-Floyd, Lesley Barclay, Betty-Anne Daviss, and Jan Tritten

Part One Large-Scale Systems: National and Regional Models

Chapter 1 The Dutch Obstetrical System: Vanguard of the Future in Maternity Care

Raymond De Vries, Therese A. Wiegers, Beatrijs Smulders, and Edwin Van Teijlingen

Chapter 3 The Ontario Midwifery Model of Care

Margaret E. Macdonald, and Ivy Lynn Bourgeault

Part Two Local Models in Developed Nations: Hospitals and Birth Centers

Chapter 5 The Albany Midwifery Practice

Becky Reed, and Cathy Walton

Part Three Local Models in Developing Nations: Traditional Midwives, Professional Midwives, and Obstetricians Working Together

Part Four Making Models Work

Chapter 14 Humanizing Childbirth to Reduce Maternal and Neonatal Mortality: A National Effort in Brazil

Daphne Rattner, Isa Paula Hamouche Abreu, Maria José de Oliveira Araújo, and Adson Roberto França Santos

Conclusion

Robbie Davis-Floyd, Lesley Barclay, Betty-Anne Daviss, and Jan Tritten

End Matter