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Week 3 summary

Watch Jenny Gamble sum up what was covered in Week 3 of the Maternity Care course.

This week was about working out how to make change happen. You built on what you learned over the last few weeks – understanding the need for change, the evidence behind it and the framework best suited to implementing that change.

You heard about midwifery continuity of care around the world – in remote Inuit communities in Canada, in a specialist hospital in India, and in a large hospital in Australia. You read about inspiring mothers, midwives, doctors and community groups who are working to make change in their areas. You saw that relationship-based care is practical, cost-effective and successful around the world.

You also had a chance to put what you’ve learned into practice. We encouraged you to create a plan and discuss your ideas and concerns with other learners here on FutureLearn.

Did you find it helpful to bounce your thoughts off each other? We hope this guided work and focused discussion helped you identify what motivates you, what your aims and goals are, practical tools and strategies you could use, and how you can overcome barriers as you join the effort to reform maternity care locally and globally.

Over to you

What did you find most interesting or useful this week? Did something stand out to you?

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