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Respect for women’s right to decline recommended maternity care

Like any person, pregnant women have the legal right to make autonomous decisions about their healthcare (Kruske, Young, Jenkinson &…

Value-Based Maternity Care

How to get rid of inappropriate maternity care practices? De-implement them

More than 30 years ago the book Guide to Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth, systematically analysed the evidence for…

Practice Translation

Is some continuity better than none?

Midwifery continuity of carer models, that provide a known and trusted midwife throughout pregnancy, birth and postpartum, provide highest quality…

Public Health

Measuring midwives’ perceptions of woman-centred care

What is woman-centred care? Woman-centred care is fundamental to midwifery practice. It is the  practical manifestation of alignment with professional…

Value-Based Maternity Care

What makes maternity care “worth it”?

Childbirth is the most common reason for hospitalisation and the most expensive. Many high-income countries have witnessed escalating obstetric intervention…

August 2, 2021
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Public Health

COVID-19 related maternity restrictions – more harm than good?

COVID-19 maternity care restrictions During the global COVID-19 pandemic, maternity care guidelines have been produced rapidly and largely without evidence…


Decisions aids & staff training needed for shared decision making

Rising rates of induction and caesarean In high-income countries, rates of induction of labour and caesarean section (CS) are rising…

Public Health

Midwifery centres – the what, the how, the why

Women across the globe (in low-, middle- and high-income countries) are concerned about misuse of medical intervention, and disrespectful or…

Practice Translation

Strategies that work to increase vaginal birth rate after caesarean

Vaginal birth after caesarean around the world VBAC is a vaginal birth after caesarean section. While planned VBAC is a…