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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.,…

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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…

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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 &…

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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…

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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…

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Equipping midwifery leaders to drive reform

Maternity services reform The maternity reform agenda aims to re-orient maternity care to be primary health focussed, community-based and woman-centred. …

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Central fetal monitoring – time to de-implement?

Investment in fetal monitoring technology Maternity services in high-income countries have invested heavily in medical technologies. However, some technologies have…

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“Caesareans are just another way of giving birth” – right?

Caesarean section (CS) is common in high income-countries. In Australia, 35% of women give birth by caesarean, while 85% of…

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Home-visiting in early labour may reduce fear and better meet women’s needs

Key issues in early labour Early labour at home is a significant component of women’s birth experience. Women commonly feel…

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The two most common reasons women have a first caesarean section

  Research in context In Australia and many high-income countries, the rate of caesarean section (CS) is increasing. There is…