Midwifery & maternity research
Midwifery and maternity services
The Midwifery and Maternity Services Research Unit’s program of research explores how we provide care for women attending the hospital for pregnancy care and to give birth.
The research program includes implementing and evaluating new models of care; conducting surveys and focus groups with women, and engaging with staff about their views and ideas, as well as exploring families’ experiences of maternity care and care of their babies in Neonatal Intensive and Special Care Nursery.
We also have a focus on building research capacity among midwives, nurses and allied health clinicians. We aim to ensure that how we provide care for women and babies is done in the best way, using up-to-date evidence and to improve outcomes where we can. For example we aim to increase the percentage of women who initiate and continue breastfeeding, and we want to explore the best way to provide support for women during pregnancy, birth and the early postnatal period.
Midwifery and Maternity Services research at the Women's encompasses studies to, amongst other things, improve pregnancy and birthing care and support mothers to breastfeed.Learn more
Key publications from the Maternity and Midwifery Services Research team.Learn more
Meet the Midwifery and Maternity Services team.Learn more
Midwifery & maternity research - 2019 highlights
Our work actively explores the views and experiences of women, as well as those of the midwives who care for them. The unit also works to build research capacity among midwives and nurses.Learn more