Our policy brief leverages our civil systems strengthening findings and applies our evidence-informed framework for association strengthening to create policy recommendations for Global Affairs Canada on how to implement and evaluate programs, while generating measurable and meaningful outcomes. Lead Investigators: Cristina Mattison, Kirsty Bourret
This project utilizes systematic review methods and will map the breadth of research undertaken on home birth, its key characteristics, and any evidence gaps where future primary research is needed. Investigators: Dr. Ginny Brunton, Dr. Beth Murray-Davis
Non-Indicated Transfers of Care from Midwives to Obstetricians
The primary purpose of this study was to determine among midwifery clients in Ontario between 2006-2009 with a low-risk pregnancy, who had an induction of labour with oxytocin for post-dates pregnancy greater than or equal to 41 weeks gestation, did remaining in midwifery care increase or decrease the risk of Cesarean section compared to being transferred to a physician for induction of labour? Lead investigator: Liz Darling (faculty supervisor), Erica Elderhorst (MSc candidate, Health Research Methodology programme)
This project systematically searched primary literature and grey literature that addressed barriers to obtaining perinatal mental health care. Lead investigator: Candice Viveiros, BA, BSc Midwifery (in progress), Liz Darling
This project explored what factors midwifery care recipients perceive to prevent access to mental health care in the perinatal period. Lead Investigator: Candice Viveiros, Trainee Principal Investigator -- undergraduate; Liz Darling
An exploratory study of pregnancy and birth for polyamorous individuals and family in Canada using qualitative semi-structured interviews. Lead investigators: Lead investigators: Liz Darling (faculty supervisor), Erika Arseneau (Trainee Principal Investigator), Samantha Landry (Trainee Principal Investigator)
This report provides the first ever comprehensive description in Ontario, Canada of midwifery clients and their infants, care, and clinical outcomes between 2006-2009 since the regulation of midwifery in Ontario in 1994, and serves as a baseline for surveillance.
Lead investigator: Liz Darling, Eileen Hutton
Working together with educators and policy makers, the Canadian Midwifery Study hopes to enhance midwives’ experiences throughout their career trajectory, from early professional training to later in their midwifery practice. The end goal is to retain midwives in this profession which in turn would ensure a platform of high quality and accessible primary care for women in Canada.
McMaster Midwifery Research Centre
HSC 4H26 1280 Main St W Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4K1
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