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One-to-One Support in Labour

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For many years now, midwives have been voicing concerns about the dehumanisation of women's birth experiences. This, in turn, has led to calls for a return to continuous, one‐to‐one support for women during labour.

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For many years now, midwives have been voicing concerns about the dehumanisation of women's birth experiences. This, in turn, has led to calls for a return to continuous, one‐to‐one support for women during labour. Yet, whilst many midwives instinctively agree with this concept, the term one-to-one care lacks a clear definition and its multiple meanings make policy development and consistently high-quality research difficult to achieve.

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Anne Watkins
Anne is a freelance lecturer and medical writer at Mind Body Ink. She is a former midwife and nurse teacher with over 25 years’ experience working in the fields of healthcare, stress management and medical hypnosis. Her background includes working as a hospital midwife, Critical Care nurse, lecturer in Neonatal Intensive Care, and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for a company making life support equipment. Anne has also studied many forms of complementary medicine and has extensive experience in the field of clinical hypnosis. She has a special interest in integrating complementary medicine into conventional healthcare settings and is currently an Associate Tutor, lecturing in Health Coaching and Medical Hypnosis at Exeter University in the UK. As a former Midwife, Anne has a natural passion for writing about fertility, pregnancy, birthing and baby care. Her recent publications include The Health Factor, Coach Yourself To Better Health and Positive Thinking For Kids. You can read more about her work at www.MindBodyInk.com.
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Mohammed Alam
14 Jul 2021
Good knowledge
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Lynee White
25 Apr 2022
Registered Midwife
It was very beneficial to enhance further knowledge of assisting women giving birth.
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Donna Cushing
19 May 2022
Registered Midwife
Good article highlighting the advantages of 'one to one' Midwifery care throughout the continuum of pregnancy and childbirth.
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Maxine Lamb
05 Jul 2021
An interesting article, I would recommend.
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Rachel Tabib
13 Jul 2021
Upon reflection of reading this short 4-minute article supports my professional development as a midwife to provide safe, quality maternity care that is research evidence-based. The new knowledge I learned will allow me to participate in the review and revision of current systems of maternity care. Also, it will guide my clinical practice to develop and implement changes in care processes in support of this new way of working.
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Ruth Czapracki
18 Jan 2022
Very informative.
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Fiona Webster
05 Jul 2021
Interesting
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Zhenni ZHAO
17 Aug 2021
nice
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Cate
17 Jan 2022
Great source of information. Clear and concise and easy to understand.
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Christine Egan
06 Jul 2021
interesting article that gave me some new information and some information that was reinforced
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