This Week In Maternity... 2020 the year of the 'Nurse and Midwife'- Midwifery-led programs increasing in United States and Worldwide.
2020 NEWS & EVENTS
The World Health Organization has declared 2020 the "year of the nurse and midwife."
At the University of Tennessee Medical Center, it's a program that is growing fast. Their small team of 5 is in high demand and more women are seeking midwifery-led care as they understand its benefits.
Benefits of Midwifery-Led Care:
You can learn more about University of Tennessee Medical Center Midwife Program: www.wbir.com/article/news/health/more-mothers-choosing-midwives-to-deliver-at-ut-medical-center/51-d415e236-d210-41ec-b7df-03a5227f15f1?fbclid=IwAR04WKklt9enXpnXtaAouH5WwxYTWcVczgzGA26McyC9jjlEZFfgfF57gtQ
Researchers from King’s College London, Sheffield Hallam University, the University of Warwick and the National University of Ireland Galway analyzed data from 13 studies involving a total of 16,242 women. When midwives were the main providers of care during pregnancy, women were less likely to give birth prematurely or lose their babies before 24 weeks of gestation. Women were reported to be happier with the care they received, had fewer epidurals, fewer assisted births, and fewer episiotomies – or surgical incisions to reduce the risk of a tear. Finally, in midwife-led settings, women were no more likely to have caesarean births, but they tended to be in labour for about half an hour longer on average.
Read more: www.who.int/workforcealliance/media/news/2013/midwifecochrane/en/
World Health Organisation (WHO) 2020 'Year of the Nurse and Midwife' - www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2020/01/01/default-calendar/2020---year-of-the-nurse-and-the-midwife
“There is a unique opportunity to honour the nursing contribution to the health of our world in 2020”
“This exciting proposal of the Year of the Nurse and Midwife in 2020 will go a long way to raising the profile of nursing and highlighting the importance of the need for more well-educated nurses, of investing in recruitment and retention strategies and of removing the barriers to the development of advanced nursing roles that are proving highly effective at expanding healthcare coverage,” Annette Kennedy, President of International's Council of Nurses (ICN).