Are midwifery-led models of care safe for mothers and babies?

Author/Editor: Deeble Institute - Dr Meredith McIntyre and Dr Anne-marie Boxall

Debates about different models of maternity care have been long-running in Australia. Disputes over evidence on the safety and quality of midwifery-led models of care – which include shared care, birth centres, and planned home births – are at the heart of the debate.