Midwives’ contribution to normal childbirth care: Cross-sectional study in public hospitals in Catalonia

biomedMidconBirth es un estudio observacional que se realiza en diferentes hospitales y centros de atención al parto. El estudio se realiza en varias fases e irá incorporando centros nacionales e internacionales.

MidconBirth pretende ser un primer paso para explorar los resultados de la atención que proveen las matronas. Y servir así, de base para una futura línea de investigación que explore aspectos económicos, de organización y de salud relacionados con la atención al parto de mujeres sin riesgos por parte de las matronas

MidconBirth ISRCTN registry

Obstetric interventions in two groups of hospitals in Catalonia: a cross-sectional study

 

Background

Childbirth assistance in highly technological settings and existing variability in the interventions performed are cause for concern. In recent years, numerous recommendations have been made concerning the importance of the physiological process during birth. In Spain and Catalonia, work has been carried out to implement evidence-based practices for childbirth and to reduce unnecessary interventions.

To identify obstetric intervention rates among all births, determine whether there are differences in interventions among full-term single births taking place in different hospitals according to type of funding and volume of births attended to, and to ascertain whether there is an association between caesarean section or instrumental birth rates and type of funding, the volume of births attended to and women’s age.

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