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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
Giving birth in Canada: a regional profile  
http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_306_E&cw_topic=306&cw_rel=AR_1106_E
Profiles selected health service indicators and information describing maternal and infant care at the regional, provincial, territorial and national levels. (See Details)
Published: 2004
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
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
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