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Duration and urgency of transfer in births planned at home and in freestanding midwifery units in England: secondary analysis of the Birthplace national prospective cohort study

Rachel E Rowe1*, John Townend1, Peter Brocklehurst12, Marian Knight1, Alison Macfarlane3, Christine McCourt3, Mary Newburn4, Maggie Redshaw1, Jane Sandall5, Louise Silverton6 and Jennifer Hollowell1

Author Affiliations

1 National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK

2 Institute for Women’s Health, University College London, London, UK

3 Department of Midwifery and Child Health, City University London, London, UK

4 The National Childbirth Trust, London, UK

5 Division of Women’s Health, King’s College London, London, UK

6 The Royal College of Midwives, London, UK

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BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013, 13:224  doi:10.1186/1471-2393-13-224

Published: 5 December 2013

Additional files

Additional file 1:

Table showing interventions and outcomes in births within 60 minutes of start of OU care after transfer, as a proportion of transfers from home, FMUs and AMUs. This table shows the data provided in Table 4 alongside comparable data on transfers from AMU.

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Additional file 2:

Table showing interventions and outcomes in births within 60 minutes of start of OU care after transfer, as a proportion of all births planned at home, in FMUs and AMUs. The same data as in additional file 1: Table S1, but as a proportion of all births planned in each setting.

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