Midwife care reduces costs, complications

Among nearly 1400 first-time low-risk mothers, those who received caseload midwifery care were more likely to have spontaneous onset of labour and an unassisted vaginal birth. Some 58% of women receiving midwifery care had spontaneous onset of labour and an unassisted vaginal birth, compared to 48% of women receiving standard hospital care and 31% of those who had private obstetric care.

“Caseload midwifery patients were also 10 times less likely to have an elective caesarean than women with private obstetric

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