Keeping Childbirth Natural & Dynamic (KCND)
Pathway for Normal Maternity Care
The Keeping Childbirth Natural and Dynamic
(KCND) programme was developed to support the multi-professional
team to implement the principles outlined in the Framework for
Maternity Services in Scotland document. The pathway for normal
maternity care was published by NHS QIS in March 2009 as a strand
of the Scottish Government’s KCND programme.
The KCND pathway was designed to facilitate
ongoing risk assessment and to ensure evidence-based care by the
appropriate professional for all women accessing maternity care
across Scotland. The ethos of the pathway is that pregnancy
and childbirth are normal physiological processes and unnecessary
intervention should be avoided.
Published Date: 12 May 2009