Obstetrics & gynaecology

Midwives provide better birth experiences marked by respect, autonomy

People giving birth report more positive experiences when cared for by midwives in both hospitals and in community settings than by physicians, according to a new study published in the journal Reproductive Health. Additionally, ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Closing the gap in maternity care

A landmark study led by La Trobe University researchers has revealed that maternity care for First Nations mothers and babies can be improved through access to culturally safe continuity of midwifery care. Published in eClinical ...

Medical research

'Call the Midwife' has translated from the screen into real life

"Call the Midwife" is one of the most loved shows on television, regularly watched by a global audience of 11 million, and if the latest evidence from South Australia is any guide, increasing numbers of pregnant women are ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Midwifery care cuts poor birth outcomes versus physician care

(HealthDay)—Compared with physician models of care, midwifery care is associated with lower odds of poor birth outcomes for low-income women, according to a study published in the October issue of BMJ Open.

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