midwife

Research finds midwives support childhood vaccination
Research finds midwives support childhood vaccination (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research led by a scholar from The University of Western Australia has found that the majority of midwives support vaccinations for babies and children. Dr Katie Attwell, a senior lecturer in UWA’s School of Social Sciences, reviewed nine studies ... Read More »

Outcomes for home and birth centre births
Outcomes for home and birth centre births (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women with some characteristics commonly thought to increase pregnancy risks – being over age 35; being overweight; and in some cases, having a vaginal birth after a caesarean section – tend to have good outcomes when they give birth at ... Read More »

‘Connect’ links mums-to-be with student midwives
‘Connect’ links mums-to-be with student midwives (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An innovative USC program that provides active support for pregnant women on the Sunshine Coast has been expanded following the University’s introduction of a dedicated Bachelor of Midwifery this year. The University is now offering more places in its Connect ... Read More »

Nose spray for pain relief in childbirth is not to be sniffed at
Nose spray for pain relief in childbirth is not to be sniffed at (3 votes, average: 3.67 out of 5)

Pain relief during childbirth could soon be delivered via a self-administered nasal spray, thanks to research from University of South Australia midwifery researcher, Dr Julie Fleet. Well known for its use in delivering pain relief to children and in managing ... Read More »

Benefits of one-to-one midwifery care
Benefits of one-to-one midwifery care (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New findings from La Trobe University and the Royal Women’s show one-to-one midwifery care improves women’s experience of childbirth La Trobe University, with the Royal Women’s Hospital (the Women’s), have just published a study in An International Journal of Obstetrics ... Read More »

World-first simulation training improves management of home birth emergencies
World-first simulation training improves management of home birth emergencies (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

While home births are a safe and appropriate choice for healthy women with low-risk pregnancies, the small risk of an emergency requires immediate and skilled management by midwives. A home birth simulation workshop developed by Monash University and Monash Health ... Read More »

Managing gestational diabetes
Managing gestational diabetes (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Midwifery researchers are tailoring gestational diabetes education to meet the needs of diverse communities. Project leader Professor Mary Carolan-Olah said many culturally and linguistically diverse clientele lacked appropriate information on gestational diabetes. “Sunshine Hospital in Melbourne’s west sees three times the national ... Read More »

Midwives can improve health literacy
Midwives can improve health literacy (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have shown new media technologies such as smart phone apps may be an effective means of improving health outcomes for new mothers and their babies. A health communication study at a South Australian hospital ... Read More »

Midwives get set to prescribe medications
Midwives get set to prescribe medications (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

For midwife Daniel Evans, receiving a prescriber number and a script pad with which to prescribe medication, is recognition of the important role the midwife plays in society. A Newcastle-based midwife with ten years experience, Daniel is one of the ... Read More »

Study finds midwifery care saves money and is safer
Study finds midwifery care saves money and is safer (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

University of Sydney research has found that pregnant women who see the same midwife throughout pregnancy are more likely to experience fewer interventions during birth, and cost the public hospital system less than women who receive standard shared antenatal care ... Read More »

 
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