The Nursing And Midwifery Council

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The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) published the expected standards for pre-registration midwifery education. They stated that Student Midwives are required to assist in the care and support of several women throughout their antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum period. This is achieved via the caseload holding scheme (Nursing and Midwifery Council, 2009). Midwifery led continuity of care models are described as care given during the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period from a known and trusted midwife in order to empower a woman to have a healthy pregnancy and birth (Sandall, Soltani and Gates, 2016). In September 2005 research was published supporting midwifery-led continuity of care, which they found was linked to a number of benefits for both mothers and babies, in contrast with obstetrically led and shared care (The Royal College of Midwives, 2014).
This case study will be based on a case holding experience, focusing on the effect that a raised body mass index (BMI) has on a woman. This essay will discuss and critically evaluate the relevant professional issues, psychosocial factors and the role of health and public health strategies, as well as integrate the evidence that supports it. This case study will focus on the care of a primiparous woman. In order to respect her right to privacy and confidentiality in all aspects of her care, and in accordance with the NMC code, she will be referred to under the pseudonym of “Emma” (Nursing and Midwifery Council,…
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