Transforming Maternity Care

Our vision is to be influential in transforming maternity services to better 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).

Value-based maternity performance programs would ensure that care is not only safe and effective, but "worth it" for women, providers, and taxpayers. Highlighting article by @LeannaSudhof @neel_shah
https://www.transformingmaternity.org.au/2021/08/what-makes-maternity-care-worth-it/

Many COVID-19 related maternity restrictions lack evidence, but they can undermine quality care, and potentially cause long-term harm

https://www.transformingmaternity.org.au/2021/07/covid-19-related-birth-restrictions-more-harm-than-good/

New research led by @DominiekCoates shows that women do not get what they need to make informed decisions about planned caesarean or labour induction
https://www.transformingmaternity.org.au/2021/07/decisions-aids-staff-training-needed-for-shared-decision-making/

“Each pregnancy is unique, and suggesting that a whole group of women should be offered an intervention […] could itself be considered discriminatory.”

http://ow.ly/9HCs50Fvitt