In the present scenario, most of the pregnant women undergo caesarean section for delivering their babies. According to a recent study it has been found that if midwife care is given to them during their crucial months of pregnancy, then this relative number of C-sections can be reduced to a greater extent.
For the first time, the world's largest clinical trial in this regard was performed over more than 2300 Victorian women and as a result, those who opted for one-on-one midwife care were less likely to have a caesarean delivery. Natural birth though comes with quite a lot of pain but then it is always beneficial for the mother and child.
In the Royal Women's Hospital and La Trobe University study, all those women who were given the help of one midwife during the duration of their pregnancy and labour, were less likely to have a caesarean. In fact, they hardly asked for a pain relief in their labour too.
When women taking part in this Comparing Standard Maternity care with One-to-One Midwifery Support trial were compared to those low-risk women having standard care in the hospital, then there was estimated a 22% lower risk of C-section in the former group.
Apart from this, the chances of episiotomies and epidurals were also less common in women supported by midwife care.