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What about economic concerns?

When it comes to the economics of maternity care, everyone’s concerned. People often say things like: “Continuity of care for every woman sounds great, but wouldn’t it cost way too …

Join us and learn more

Congratulations on finishing the course. Keep learning with us at Griffith University. Our Master of Primary Maternity Care will help you build your skills further as you lead the transition …

Be the change you want to see

We have covered a lot of ground together over the last three weeks. During the first week we clearly saw the impact of the current maternity care system. We were …

Week 3 summary

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 …

Connecting with others

One of the most powerful ways to make lasting changes is to create an upswell of transformation: to start a ripple of change that moves beyond you to impact whole …

Developing yourself

Now you’ve created your plan, it’s time to explore the personal or professional resources you may need to implement it – to begin or continue your journey toward maternity care …

Creating your plan for change

According to Sara Wickham, a midwife and powerful birth advocate based in the UK, even everyday actions can create big ripples of change in maternity care. Sara says: The more …

Overcoming barriers

What did you notice about the comments and poll answers from the last step? Were your barriers similar to others, or quite unique? Did any of the comments from others …

What will help you achieve your goals?

Getting clear on what will help you make your goals happen, as well as what barriers there are, makes achieving your goals more likely. We’ll start by taking a look …

Setting achievable goals

In the last steps, we made it clear that whatever your association or relationship with maternity care, you can make a difference. To do this, you’ll need to set achievable …

Real-life stories – making a difference

We’ve been looking at just how effective relationship-based maternity care can be: for women, for their families, and for maternity care providers. We’ve looked at models that work – in …

Restoring rural birthing services in Australia

Hazel Brittain is currently the Director of Midwifery Services at the Gold Coast University Hospital in Queensland, Australia. Previously, she was the Director of Nursing and Midwifery at Beaudesert Hospital …

Humanising birth in India

Meet Evita Evita Fernandez is an obstetrician who has spent the last decade working to reform maternity services in India to enable access to compassionate, woman-centred care. Evita has done …