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Br J Gen Pract. 1996 October; 46(411): 611–612.
PMCID: PMC1239788

Opinions of consultant obstetricians in the Northern Region regarding the provision of intrapartum care by GPs.


Consultants with experience of GP intrapartum care believe it is safe for the low-risk woman. However, GPs are perceived as lacking enthusiasm and as having varying degrees of obstetric expertise. Consultants feel that women themselves are not requesting more intrapartum care from GPs.

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