See full list of our evidence. Is treatment with corticosteroids beneficial and safe for people with various models of parenting? Sometimes, an obstetrician or another doctor is the lead healthcare professional and at other times it is a midwife.
This is where the midwife is the lead professional starting from the initial booking appointment, up to and including the early days of parenting. We wanted to find out if women and babies do better with this midwife-led continuity model, compared with other models. Midwife-led continuity models provide care from the same midwife or team of midwives during the pregnancy, birth and the early parenting period, and many women value this. These midwives also involve other care-providers if they are needed.