Summarise the key problems in the current provision of maternity care
Explain what a relationship framework for maternity services is
Justify why a relationship framework for maternity services can produce better outcomes for mother, baby, maternity care providers, and society
Describe the organisational model that can facilitate relationship-based care for maternity services
Develop a plan for action you or your community could implement to begin to affect change in this area
Research unequivocally shows that providing a woman with the same midwife before, during and after birth, results in less preterm birth, fetal death and other complications.
This course explains why we need relationship-based care in maternity services. You’ll discover how to create successful relationships, and how this produces better outcomes for the mother, baby and midwife.
You’ll learn about organisational healthcare models, and what you and your local community can do to contribute to the transformation of maternity care globally.
The current state of maternity care and its effect on women, babies and families, as well as midwives, other health professionals, and the health service
The case for reform – why moving to a relationship-based maternity care model significantly improves outcomes across all areas
The evidence behind the efficacy of relationship-based maternity care – it really does save lives
What relationship-based care involves - the overarching principles and what it means in the context of maternity care
An outline of the relationship framework (organisational model) that best facilitates quality relationship-based care
Demonstrations of relationship-based maternity care in practice
Affecting change from a grassroots level - the power of individuals and groups
How you can help – practical ways to help make relationship-based care available in your area
This course is designed for anyone interested in improving maternity care, including midwives, doctors, other health professionals, planners and policy makers, and consumers of maternity care (parents).