It is the principal of Individualised care often called “continuity of care” that we adhere to at UK Birth Centres, as we feel it is the Gold Standard of Midwifery Care. Our aim has always been to provide sensitive, non-intrusive support and encouragement for the woman in our care. Our philosophy for the birth is the maintenance of a quiet and private environment, where you, the woman, can feel safe and uninhibited and can labour without distraction.
I don’t think I can recall a time where morale has been so high with in active birth and natural labour circles! Following on from the NICE guidelines regarding the increased safety offered by giving birth outside the Consultant Units, I thought you would like to know about the benefits of having your own midwife.
Almost all modern women acquire a due date early in pregnancy and understand that this date signifies an optimum time frame during which human pregnancy should end. However researchers have challenged received wisdom around the notion of the average length of pregnancy (Mittendorf et al1990, 1993, Mittendorf & Williams 1991, van der Kooy 1994).