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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…

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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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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…

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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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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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Supporting new midwifery graduates transition to practice

Transition from midwifery student to graduate After years of dedicated study and hours of supervised practice, the midwifery student finally…