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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Student midwives’ experiences of the first wave of COVID

Midwifery courses are known to be stressful,1 mainly due to the worries of managing clinical placements, completing assignments and not…

Practice Translation

There may never be a big enough trial of waterbirth. Now what?

Regardless of the research question, randomised controlled trials (RCTs) – and the pooling of their results into meta-analyses – are…

Value-Based Maternity Care

The Learning Health System to achieve better value

There is an increasing need to deliver high value care.1 High value maternity care will produce the highest level of…

What's changed in 10yrs? We've gone from aspirational to implementation and evaluation. We can now show this works across Australia. This is not just a hope, we are doing this. - Prof Lesley Barclay #birthingoncountry #bstl2022

Safe recognition of First Nations families experiencing complex trauma to ensure benefits of involving child protection outweigh the risks #BSTL2022

The Family Support Worker role provides continuity from pregnancy until child is 3 years of age to strengthen families and address social determinants of health #BSTL2022

Exemplary midwives, managers and researchers explain what works and what matters most when setting up new Birthing on Country models #BSTL2022