There are many different models of care for childbearing woman in Australia.
These include a range of midwife-led continuity of care models, as well as medical-led models, and shared care between midwives, obstetricians, and general practitioners.
In 2016, a Cochrane review of available evidence found that midwife-led continuity of care models provide additional benefits compared to other models, with no adverse events.
As a result, there has been growing support to expand the implementation of this model across Australia.
This module provides an overview of the midwife-led continuity of care model.
It is intended for managers and midwives currently practicing in community and inpatient settings.
At the end of this module participants will be able to: