Childbirth cultures, concerns, and consequences: creating a dynamic EU framework for optimal maternity care

Leading researcher: Soo Downe (University of Central Lancashire)
Research group: Governance, Policies and Livelihoods
Type of project: Network
Status: Concluded
Keywords: Childbirth | Provision of maternity care | Mortality in childbirth | Iatrogenic morbidity


Main institution: n.a.
Participant institutions: n.a.
Funding: Cost Actions – European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Reference: IS0907
Starting date: 04-06-10

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Abstract

The main objective of the Action is to advance scientific knowledge about ways of improving maternity care provision and outcomes for mothers, babies and families across Europe by understanding what works, for who, in what circumstances , and by identifying and learning from the best.Around 4.7 million European women experience childbirth annually. Optimal maternal and infant health is critical to societal well-being. Survival rates have improved, but there are now concerns about iatrogenic morbidity. There are significant cross-EU differences in maternity care cultures, philosophies, organisation, uptake, and outcomes. This Action will advance scientific knowledge about ways of improving maternity care provision and outcomes by examining what works, for who, in what circumstances, and by identifying and learning from the best. The work will include an examination of first trimester prenatal diagnosis, routine intrapartum interventions for low risk women, and care for migrant women. Bringing all maternity care in Europe up to the standard of the best is the ultimate aim of the Action.

Researchers from CRIA

IDNamePositionProjTitleProject typeStatus
pub248*Joanna WhitePrincipal Investigatorproj159*Childbirth cultures, concerns, and consequences: creating a dynamic EU framework for optimal maternity careNetworkConcluded
Other researchers

ResearcherPositionInstitutionProjOutrosTitulo_EN
Soo DownePrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Central Lancashire (UK)proj159*Childbirth cultures, concerns, and consequences: creating a dynamic EU framework for optimal maternity care
Outrosproj159*Childbirth cultures, concerns, and consequences: creating a dynamic EU framework for optimal maternity care