By Joy Kemp, Professional Advisor Global on 08 March 2021
Midwives’ voices are often absent from international, national or local policy dialogue. In Bangladesh, where midwifery is a new profession and all midwives are young women and therefore doubly disadvantaged because of their age and gender, ...
By Mary Steen on 23 November 2018
I remember seeing Professor James Walker presenting a lecture in the late 1980s and asking an important question: ‘Why were pregnant women being admitted to the antenatal ward when they could just as easily be seen and treated in an antenatal ...
By Sunita Panda on 23 November 2018
There is limited explanation for the increasing rates of CS globally. Despite having evidence that vaginal birth is safer for most women, and associated with fewer complications compared to CS, many countries continue to have a rising trend ...
By Juliette Astrup on 23 November 2018
Midwifery student drop-out rates can be high, but why do some students fall away? And what interventions could make a difference? The RePAIR report is providing some answers, writes Juliette Astrup.
By Louise Webster on 03 September 2018
Birthing options in Australia are more numerous in densely populated coastal regions but less available in rural and remote areas, often necessitating some women to move to city regions as their birth due date draws near.