What do maternity models of care look like?

In 2022, around 890 maternity models of care were reported as being in use across Australia. While the total number of models of care classified in the MoC NBPDS has increased since 2021, the key characteristics of the models of care remain the same. The characteristics of these models of care can be explored in the following sections. This includes: the 11 categories these models fall into (major model category); the designated and collaborative carers who provide these models of care (maternity carers); the extent of continuity of carer within the models (continuity of carer); whether the models target a particular group of women (target groups); and the antenatal and postnatal care and birth settings within the models.