Evidence

Midwifery models of care

Midwife-led versus other models of care for childbearing women (Review). 2009. By Hatem M, and others.

http://summaries.cochrane.org/CD004667/midwife-led-versus-other-models-of-care-for-childbearing-women

 

Cost-effectiveness of midwifery group practices

A non-randomised trial investigating the cost-effectiveness of Midwifery Group Practice compared with standard maternity care arrangements in one Australian hospital. 2011. By Toohill, J and others.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S026661381100177X

 

Women choosing caesarean sections

Women’s Request For a Cesarean Section: A Critique of the Literature. 2000. By Gamble, J and others.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1523-536x.2000.00256.x/abstract

 

Elective Cesarean Section and Decision Making: A Critical Review of the Literature. 2007. McCourt and others.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17324181

 

QCMB research examines the myths behind Queensland’s rising caesarean rates. January 18, 2012. QCMB media release.

http://www.qcmb.org.au/media_releases/menu/media_items

 

Maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity in Queensland

2011 Queensland Maternal and Perinatal Quality Council, Review of Pregnancies, Births and Newborns in Queensland

http://www.health.qld.gov.au/maternity/qmpqc/qmpqc_home.asp

The annual report of the Queensland Maternal and Perinatal Quality Council. Details clinical information regarding maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity in Queensland to identify statewide and facility specific trends.

 

Traumatic childbirth

Effectiveness of a Counseling Intervention after a Traumatic Childbirth: A Randomized Controlled Trial. 2005. Gamble and others.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15725200

 

Rural birth

Does size matter? A population-based study of birth in lower volume maternity hospitals for low risk women 2005. Tracy, S. and others.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1471-0528.2005.00794.x/abstract

 

Luckily we had a torch. Contemporary birthing experiences of women living in rural and remote NSW. 2007. Dietsch, E. and others.

http://bahsl.com.au/old/pdf/birthing-in-rural-remote-NSW.pdf

 

Mothers, babies, and communities: Centralizing maternity care exposes mothers and babies to complications and endangers community sustainability. 2002. Klein, M. and others.

http://www.cfp.ca/content/48/7/1177.long

 

First hour after birth

The First Hour Following Birth: Don’t Wake the Mother! 2002. By Michel Odent.

http://www.midwiferytoday.com/articles/firsthour.asp