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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…

November 15, 2021
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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…

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…

September 27, 2021
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Workforce

4 ways to create sustainable and satisfying midwifery continuity

Women and their babies have better outcomes and experiences when they receive care from a known midwife across the continuum…

Practice Translation

How does midwifery continuity reduce preterm birth? Like this!

Preterm birth Spontaneous preterm birth (<37 weeks’ gestation) is a seemingly intractable problem (WHO, 2012). Babies born preterm can have…

First Nations

The Call to Action for Birthing on Country

Indigenous mothers and babies in high-resource countries experience increased risk of adverse outcomes. These outcomes are socially determined – a…