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Caseload midwifery for women with fear of birth is a feasible option
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Research group (Dept. of women´s and children´s health), Obstetrics and Reproductive Health Research. Mid Sweden Univ, Dept Nursing, Sundsvall, Sweden.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Research group (Dept. of women´s and children´s health), Obstetrics and Reproductive Health Research.
Mid Sweden Univ, Dept Nursing, Sundsvall, Sweden.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Research group (Dept. of women´s and children´s health), Obstetrics and Reproductive Health Research. Univ Melbourne, Rural Hlth Acad Ctr, Melbourne, Vic, Australia.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8655-4562
2018 (English)In: Sexual & Reproductive HealthCare, ISSN 1877-5756, E-ISSN 1877-5764, Vol. 16, p. 50-55Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Objective: Continuity with a known midwife might benefit women with fear of birth, but is rare in Sweden. The aim was to test a modified caseload midwifery model of care to provide continuity of caregiver to women with fear of birth. Methods: A feasibility study where women received antenatal and intrapartum care from a known midwife who focused on women's fear during all antenatal visits. The study was performed in one antenatal clinic in central Sweden and one university hospital labor ward. Data was collected with questionnaires in mid and late pregnancy and two months after birth. The main outcome was fear of childbirth. Result Eight out of ten women received all antenatal and intrapartum care from a known midwife. The majority had a normal vaginal birth with non-pharmacological pain relief. Satisfaction was high and most women reported that their fear of birth alleviated or disappeared. Conclusion: Offering a modified caseload midwifery model of care seems to be a feasible option for women with elevated levels of childbirth fear as well as for midwives working in antenatal clinics as it reduces fear of childbirth for most women. Women were satisfied with the model of care and with the care provided.

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ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD , 2018. Vol. 16, p. 50-55
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Caseload, Fear of birth, Intrapartum care, Midwifery, Pregnancy
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Nursing Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-363073DOI: 10.1016/j.srhc.2018.02.006ISI: 000440877700009PubMedID: 29804775OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-363073DiVA, id: diva2:1255468
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