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Quality improvement for emergency obstetric care: toolbook

Provides a set of tools and instructions for use in gathering and analyzing information to assess the quality of care in emergency obstetric care facilities.

Published: 2003
Quality improvement for emergency obstetric care: leadership manual

Describes a continuous, four-step quality improvement process that focuses on clients' rights and needs.

Published: 2003
Guidelines for vaginal birth after previous caesarean birth

Provides evidence-based guidelines for the provision of a trial of labour (TOL) after Caesarean section.

Published: 2005
Attaining and maintaining best practices in the use of caesarean sections: an analysis of four Ontario hospitals  
www.womenshealthcouncil.com

Presents an action plan aimed at decreasing the current caesarean section rates in Ontario. Identifies 12 critical success factors for attaining and maintaining a low caesarean section rate.

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Published: 2000
Female genital mutilation and obstetric care
Provides detailed instruction and recommendations to ensure quality, sensitive and culturally appropriate prenatal care, and birth and post-partum care, for women who have experienced FGM.
Published: 2003
Psychological aspects of women's health care: the interface between psychiatry and obstetrics and gynecology
Provides a clinical and theoretic sourcebook for the practitioner facing the many universal and specific issues of obstetrics and gynecology that arise in psychiatric practice.
Published: 2000
Trials of labour: the re-emergence of midwifery
Looks at contemporary midwifery practice in Canada and the role of the state in shaping and defining that practice.
Published: 1994
Allow midwives to participate as full members of the healthcare team  
http://www.chsrf.ca/mythbusters/pdf/boost6_e.pdf
Provides evidence-based arguments for midwives as safe and effective caregivers for women with low-risk pregnancies. (See Details)
Published: 2006
It is time for a national birthing strategy  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39439
Discusses how Canada’s obstetrics and gynecology society is proposing a national birthing strategy to help address a shortage of maternity healthcare professionals – and a looming maternity care crisis. (See Details)
Published: Spring/Summer 2007
A guide to effective care in pregnancy and childbirth
Summarizes the effects of care practices during pregnancy, childbirth and after the baby is born, based on systematic reviews of the research literature.
Published: 2000