Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Birth Models That Work$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 01 July 2022

The Albany Midwifery Practice

The Albany Midwifery Practice

(p.141) Chapter 5 The Albany Midwifery Practice
Birth Models That Work

Becky Reed

Cathy Walton

University of California Press

This chapter narrates the story of the Albany Midwifery Practice (AMP). The challenge was to prove that the AMP model was effective and improved outcomes for women and babies in order for it to become accepted within mainstream midwifery practice. The chapter discusses whether the excellent statistics associated with independent midwifery in the United Kingdom could be maintained when the same model of care addressed the issues of inner-city deprivation and inequalities in health, and, moreover, deals with Birth Talk explaining natural endorphin production. It also draws comparison between the normal pain of a normal labor and the abnormal pain of a dystocic labor. An evaluation of the AMP undertaken concludes that the aims and objectives of the AMP are being met, and that the practice is providing a form of maternity care which women feel positive about, as well as producing good clinical outcomes.

Keywords:   Albany Midwifery Practice, Birth Talk, maternity care, clinical outcomes, endorphin production

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.