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Birth Models That Work$
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Robbie Davis-Floyd, Lesley Barclay, and Jan Tritten

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780520248632

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520248632.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

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(p.441) Conclusion
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Birth Models That Work
Author(s):

Robbie Davis-Floyd

Lesley Barclay

Betty-Anne Daviss

Jan Tritten

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520248632.003.0017

This chapter takes an educated tour of birth models that work whose practitioners are providing optimal maternity care. It is readily apparent that all of the models presented here share a common ideology based on the fundamental notions that birth is normal and that women are its protagonists. Midwives are the most numerous primary maternity care practitioners, and have long engaged in discussion and reflection with each other and with social scientists about what it is that they do which does and does not work. So, they have continued to articulate and refine “the midwifery model of care.” All of the birth models that work described in this study incorporate aspects of both the humanistic and holistic paradigms of birth.

Keywords:   humanistic paradigm, midwifery model, maternity care, birth models, social scientists

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