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Nurse-midwives’ experiences with planned home birth: Impact on attitudes and practice

2009    Vedam S, Stoll K, Aaker J, White S, Schummers L. (2009). Nurse-midwives’ experiences with planned home birth: Impact on attitudes and practice. Birth, 34(4): 274-282. [available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20002419] Abstract   Background: Health care providers’ attitudes toward maternity care options influence the nature of informed decision-making discussions and patient choice. A woman’s choice of […]

Reducing maternal mortality in Uganda: Applying the “three delays” framework

2011    Ellis C, Schummers L, Rostoker M. Reducing maternal mortality in Uganda: Applying the “three delays” framework. International Journal of Childbirth, 1(4): 218-226(9).  Abstract   Purpose: This article examines maternal mortality in Uganda through the “Three Delays“ framework. This framework asserts that maternal mortality in developing countries results from three delays to accessing appropriate health […]

The Canadian birth place study: Development, validation, and administration of a questionnaire to multi-disciplinary maternity care providers

2012    Schummers L, Vedam S, Fairbrother N, Klein M, Kaczorowski J. The Canadian birth place study: Development, validation, and administration of a questionnaire to multi-disciplinary maternity care providers. Canadian Journal of Midwifery and Practice, 11(1): 35-45. Abstract   The debate between professional groups in Canada about the advisability of planned home birth continues. The […]

Obstetrician, family physician, or midwife: Preferences of the next generation of maternity care consumers

2012    Fairbrother N, Stoll K, Schummers L, Carty E. (2012). Obstetrician, family physician, or midwife: Preferences of the next generation of maternity care consumers. Canadian Journal of Midwifery Research & Practice; Accepted November, 2011; in press. Abstract   Objective: The purpose of this study was to identify the views of a cohort of Canadian university […]