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Register: ISRCTN
Last refreshed on: 28 November 2016
Main ID:  ISRCTN17833269
Date of registration: 19/10/2016
Prospective Registration: Yes
Primary sponsor: Catalonia Council of Nurses
Public title: Midwives’ contribution to normal childbirth care. Cross-sectional study in public health settings
Scientific title: MIDwives CONtribution to childbirth care provision versus other health professionals childbirth care provision and BIRTH outcomes in public health settings (Second Phase of Midconbirth study)
Date of first enrolment: 01/10/2016
Target sample size: 1500
Recruitment status: Recruiting
Study type:  Observational
Study design:  Prospective multicentre and cross-sectional study (Other)  
Countries of recruitment
Ireland Italy Spain Switzerland United Kingdom
Name: Ramón    Escuriet
Address:  Doctor Aiguader, 80, 3ª Planta (Despatx 61.311) 08003 Barcelona Spain
Key inclusion & exclusion criteria
Inclusion criteria: 1. Women aged 18 years or older
2. Women aged 40 years or younger
3. Singleton pregnancy
4. Cephalic presentation of the foetus
5. Not classified as women at high or very high risk during pregnancy
6. Starting labour from 37 (first day) weeks of pregnancy and before 41 (last day) weeks of pregnancy

Exclusion criteria: 1. Women Aged 17 years or younger
2. Women Aged 41 years or older
3. No singleton pregnancy
4. No cephalic presentation of the foetus
5. Classified as women at high or very high risk during pregnancy
6. Starting labour before 36 [last day (36 w + 6 days)) weeks of pregnancy and at or after 42 weeks of pregnancy
7. Newborn Congenital disease detection after childbirth

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Age maximum:
Gender: Female
Health Condition(s) or Problem(s) studied
Pregnancy and Childbirth
In this study the intervention considered is the care provided to low risk women during labour, delivery and early postpartum period. This intervention includes all procedures performed during the intrapartum care process. For that purpose, the health professional profile attending to the woman and data related to diagnoses and procedures performed to each woman who meet inclusion criteria will be registered. Each participating setting or midwife will register data from all low risk women being admitted for labour during a four months period or until a representative sample is achieved for each setting (hospital, birth center or home birth midwife, according to the annual volume of births attended to in the setting or by the participating midwife. Participating settings and midwives will be progressively included during the study period until June 2019
Primary Outcome(s)
Percentage of low risk births attended to by midwives in public health settings and publicly funded home births during the study period. Measure will consist in the identification of the health professional providing care and attending the delivery for each woman .
Secondary Outcome(s)
1. Outcomes of births attended to by midwives, measured using Bologna Score within the 24 hours after birth and before discharge from maternity ward
2. Transfer rates from public birth centres and home births attended to by midwives to obstetric units
Secondary ID(s)
Source(s) of Monetary Support
Catalonia Council of Nurses
Secondary Sponsor(s)
Ethics review
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