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BMID GU 1501 Mod 2

Knowing Midwifery Module 2

What is women centred care According to Page (2000:129) “woman centred care is intended primarily to meet the individual needs of the woman and her family, rather than meeting the needs of the institution
Importance of Women Centred Care 1 Midwifery exists 'to facilitate the optimal experience of birth for pregnant women and their babies'
Importance of Women Centred Care 2 Midwifery recognises the centrality of women’s experiences by ensuring that its focus is on the woman (the woman includes her baby and who she defines as her family)'
Importance of Women Centred Care 3 Woman centred philosophy ensures that women are seen as individuals, each with different needs and different cultural identities i.e care is provided within the woman’s context
How safety is interpreted and determined based on how care is provided, as opposed to best choices for the woman
Safety Influenced by -the availability of options and choice for care -the environment in which the care is provided -the philosophy of the carer -the woman’s exposure and experiences of previous maternity care.
Maternity care framed by factors historical, political, economical and technological factors
Maternity care framework based on This framework is built upon a premise of ‘doing for women’ rather than ‘being with women’
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