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Young Innovators: U of S researchers study benefits of midwifery

posted on October 3, 2018

Midwifery care may be key to better childbirth outcomes for low-income women with low- to moderate-risk pregnancies, says a study by researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and University of British Columbia (UBC).

USask PhD student Daphne McRae and her supervisor Nazeem Muhajarine, in collaboration with co-supervisor Patricia Janssen and two other UBC researchers, have found a strong association between midwifery care and better birth outcomes for women who struggle with poverty.

In the first study on midwifery care for low-income women in Canada, the researchers have found that low-income pregnant women who receive midwifery care are less likely than women under physician care to have low birth weight babies and premature births, or to give birth to small-for-gestational-age babies — babies less developed than normal for the number of weeks of fetal growth.

 

Read more at Regina Leader Post

 

 

 

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