Designated maternity carer

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Glossary Item
Synonymous names:Lead maternity carer; Primary maternity carer; Maternity care co-ordinator; Named maternity carer
METeOR identifier:562469
Registration status:Health, Standard 14/05/2015
Definition:

The health care professional who coordinates the care for a woman during the antenatal, intrapartum or postnatal stages of maternity care, based on the woman's identified needs and individual circumstances.

This may be a midwife, obstetrician, general practitioner or other maternity health professional.
Context:Public and private maternity services.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also Collaborative maternity carer Health, Standard 14/05/2015

See also Continuity of carer Health, Standard 14/05/2015

Metadata items which use this glossary item:

Collaborative maternity carer Health, Standard 14/05/2015

Maternity model of care NBPDS Health, Standard 14/05/2015

Maternity model of care—profession of designated maternity carer Health, Standard 14/05/2015

Maternity model of care—profession of designated maternity carer, code N[N] Health, Standard 14/05/2015

Profession of collaborative maternity carer Health, Standard 14/05/2015