Midwives to become greater priority in Wales

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PLANS to improve the care and support for pregnant women, new mothers and babies in Wales were unveiled by the Welsh Health Minister ...

Midwives should become the first point of contact for pregnant women ... co-ordinating pre and post-natal care and support and transferring women to the care of a consultant obstetrician where required.

The report ... builds on existing maternity services standards and aims to ensure access to high-quality care across Wales.

It states that midwives should be the lead health professional for women with normal pregnancies.

... Midwives and the care they provide to women, babies and families are of the utmost importance to society ...

“Midwives are key professionals in ensuring that women have a safe and emotionally satisfying experience during their pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal period,“ ...

... this latest strategy puts the midwife at the centre of care for pregnant women, as the key coordinator of care for all other women ...

Melissa Maimann, Essential Birth Consulting 0400 418 448