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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Workforce

What increases job satisfaction for midwives?

Introduction  Job satisfaction is an individual’s evaluative judgment which is informed by accumulated experiences and feelings.1 Midwives’ job satisfaction is…

Practice Translation

Ready to implement a publicly funded homebirth program? Consider this

Homebirth in Australia The safety of homebirth in high-income countries is largely uncontested – at least in the research literature….

Workforce

What pregnant women with chronic medical conditions want

“Every woman needs a midwife, some need a doctor too” 1 Up to 25% of women start pregnancy with at…

NZ research @TagoMharapara @MStadler11 @j9clem
shows professional recognition relates to midwives job satisfaction, regardless of role. But for midwives in continuity of care, autonomy and empowerment are important too @NZMidwifery @MidwivesACM
https://www.transformingmaternity.org.au/2022/01/what-increases-job-satisfaction-for-midwives/

Calling all aspiring #clinicalacademics Check out this fantastic opportunity for a fully funded PhD studentship into the use & misuse of caesarean section #qualitymaternalnewborncare Plse contact me for more info. @Liz8ailey @SallyPezaro @FindAPhD: http://www.findaphd.com/phds/projectdetails.aspx?PJID=139125

An Australian case study @MonashHealth @SaferCareVic offers clear steps to assist with implementation and scale-up of publicly funded homebirth. https://www.transformingmaternity.org.au/2021/12/ready-to-implement-a-publicly-funded-homebirth-program-consider-this/

New research shows women want continuity, collaboration, and consistency – and they want support to enjoy the normal aspects of their pregnancy too!
https://www.transformingmaternity.org.au/2021/11/what-pregnant-women-with-chronic-medical-conditions-want-from-their-healthcare-providers/