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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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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…

Maternity care

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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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…

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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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Health services lack incentive to be cost-effective

Maternity service funding in Australia Most maternity care funding is allocated to State and Territory health departments who then resource…

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The midwife’s public health role

Midwifery is a public health strategy Public health is “the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting…

Maternity care

Facilitating “instant and overwhelming love” should be standard midwifery care

Skin-to-skin contact between a mother and baby at birth While facilitating immediate and uninterrupted skin-to-skin (S2S) for an hour after…

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How can we best prepare graduates to provide midwifery continuity of carer?

Less than 10% of Australian women can access midwifery continuity of carer. This model provides women with a known and…