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 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…

Education

Mentoring program for undergraduate midwifery students

Introduction  Internationally, mentoring is an essential part of undergraduate midwifery education. A mentor is different to a preceptor because a…

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First Nations

Reclaiming childbirth for First Nations’ families – the Djäkamirr documentary

Introduction In remote North East Arnhem land in the Northern Territory of Australia, First Nations women and babies experience profound…

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/

New research @westernsydusonm @hannahdahlen @elainebdmidwife describes how the mentor-mentee relationship develops, and ultimately benefits both midwives and midwifery students https://www.transformingmaternity.org.au/2021/11/mentoring-program-for-undergraduate-midwifery-students/

Award-winning documentary shows urgent need to integrate skilled djäkamirr companionship with high quality midwifery care for First Nations’ families @mollycentre
https://www.transformingmaternity.org.au/2021/11/reclaiming-childbirth-for-first-nations-families-the-djakamirr-documentary/

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/