Promoting physiological and humanised birth

This overall aim of this suite of studies aims to progress knowledge about humanised birth, incorporating ideas of ‘deep humanism’, attention to birth physiology, approaches to childbirth pain and other cultural belief systems about childbirth (including technological).

Underpinned by a care ethics framework, other key areas of focus include the value of relationality, attention to power relationships, and how autonomy is respected within birthing systems.

Further information about each study to come.

Lead: Dr Elizabeth (Liz) Newnham