Transforming Maternity Care

Our vision is to transform maternity services to best meet the needs of women and their families.

Our Collaborative is challenging the way maternity care is currently being delivered in Australia and across the globe.

Our goal is to drive the reform of maternity services to provide a primary care model that is midwife-led in the community, is accessible to all and is centred around respecting women’s’ choices. Read more about us.

Dynamic (building workforce capacity), Evolving (showing how to make the change), Progressive (making the change), Action-focused (evaluating the change).

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Public Health

Centralising maternity care in low- and middle-income countries: A worthy goal?

Maternity waiting homes Maternity waiting homes (MWHs), consisting of residential accommodation for pregnant women to wait close to obstetric facilities…

Practice Translation

Lost in translation: ‘evidence’ and ‘woman-centredness’ in clinical practice guidelines

Clinical practice guidelines Clinical practice guidelines have the potential to improve care quality and reduce adverse outcomes (Kredo et al.,…

Value-Based Maternity Care

What if all low-risk women planned to birth in a birth centre or at home?

Birth centres and homebirth When integrated within the health system, birth with registered midwives in a birth centre or at…

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Researchers @KayliWild & Jaameeta Kurji question investment in maternity waiting homes as the strategy to increase access to maternity care for remote pregnant women @LTUJudithLumley @IHSSC @uOttowa @ICM_CE
https://www.transformingmaternity.org.au/2021/10/centralising-maternity-care-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-worthy-goal/

Intrapartum fetal surveillance guidelines need to be revised to reflect that intermittent auscultation of the fetal heart rate during labour is a valid choice, consistent with the evidence.

https://www.transformingmaternity.org.au/2021/10/lost-in-translation-evidence-and-woman-centredness-in-clinical-practice-guidelines/

Modelling by @EmilyCallander @ClaudiaBull3 @Rhona_McInnes @JocelynToohill shows benefits if all low-risk women planned to birth in a birth centre or at home #valuebasedmaternitycare
https://www.transformingmaternity.org.au/2021/09/what-if-all-low-risk-women-planned-to-birth-in-a-birth-centre-or-at-home/

Review @DebDavis100 finds meaningful midwife-woman relationships, flexibility and control, professional autonomy and identity, and specific practice arrangements predict successful models. Blog @Mary_Sidebotham @JyaiAllen
https://www.transformingmaternity.org.au/2021/09/4-ways-to-create-sustainable-and-satisfying-midwifery-continuity/