What models of maternity care do pregnant women in Ireland want?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/208015
Title:
What models of maternity care do pregnant women in Ireland want?
Authors:
Byrne, C; Kennedy, C; O'Dwyer, V; Farah, N; Kennelly, M; Turner, M J
Affiliation:
UCD Centre for Human Reproduction, Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital, , Cork St, Dublin 8
Citation:
Ir Med J. 2011 Jun;104(6):180-2.
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/208015
PubMed ID:
22111395
Abstract:
The introduction of new models of care in the Irish maternity services has been recommended by both advocacy groups and strategic reports. Yet there is a dearth of information about what models of care pregnant women want. We surveyed women in early pregnancy who were attending a large Dublin maternity hospital. Demographic and clinical details were recorded from the hospital chart. Of the 501 women, 351 (70%) (352 (70.3%) of women wanted shared antenatal care between their family doctor and either a hospital doctor or midwife. 228 (45.5%) preferred to have their baby delivered in a doctor-led unit, while 215 (42.9%) preferred a midwifery-led unit. Of those 215 (42.9%), 118 (55%) met criteria for suitability. There was minimal demand (1.6%) for home births. Choice was influenced by whether the woman was attending for private care or not. Safety is the most important factor for women when choosing the type of maternity care they want. Pregnant women want a wide range of choices when it comes to models of maternity care. Their choice is strongly influenced by safety considerations, and will be determined in part by risk assessment.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Choice Behavior; Demography; Female; *Health Services Needs and Demand; Humans; Ireland; Maternal Health Services/*organization & administration; Pregnancy; Pregnant Women/*psychology
ISSN:
0332-3102 (Print); 0332-3102 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorByrne, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKennedy, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Dwyer, Ven_GB
dc.contributor.authorFarah, Nen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKennelly, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorTurner, M Jen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:57:45Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:57:45Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:57:45Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr Med J. 2011 Jun;104(6):180-2.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid22111395en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/208015-
dc.description.abstractThe introduction of new models of care in the Irish maternity services has been recommended by both advocacy groups and strategic reports. Yet there is a dearth of information about what models of care pregnant women want. We surveyed women in early pregnancy who were attending a large Dublin maternity hospital. Demographic and clinical details were recorded from the hospital chart. Of the 501 women, 351 (70%) (352 (70.3%) of women wanted shared antenatal care between their family doctor and either a hospital doctor or midwife. 228 (45.5%) preferred to have their baby delivered in a doctor-led unit, while 215 (42.9%) preferred a midwifery-led unit. Of those 215 (42.9%), 118 (55%) met criteria for suitability. There was minimal demand (1.6%) for home births. Choice was influenced by whether the woman was attending for private care or not. Safety is the most important factor for women when choosing the type of maternity care they want. Pregnant women want a wide range of choices when it comes to models of maternity care. Their choice is strongly influenced by safety considerations, and will be determined in part by risk assessment.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshChoice Behavioren_GB
dc.subject.meshDemographyen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Health Services Needs and Demanden_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIrelanden_GB
dc.subject.meshMaternal Health Services/*organization & administrationen_GB
dc.subject.meshPregnancyen_GB
dc.subject.meshPregnant Women/*psychologyen_GB
dc.titleWhat models of maternity care do pregnant women in Ireland want?en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentUCD Centre for Human Reproduction, Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital, , Cork St, Dublin 8en_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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