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Evidence Based Research

The Cochrane Review – The Cochrane Collaboration, established in 1993, is an international network of more than 28,000 dedicated people from over 100 countries. We work together to help health care providers, policy-makers, patients, their advocates and carers, make well-informed decisions about health care, based on the best available research evidence, by preparing, updating and promoting the accessibility of Cochrane Reviews – over 5,000 so far, published online in The Cochrane Library.

Evidence based birth – By Rebecca Dekker – At Evidence Based Birth®, we believe in putting the evidence back in the hands of the women and families, inspiring them to make more informed decisions about their care. – This website is the online home of midwife-teacher-author-researcher Sara Wickham. It contains hundreds of free articles and blog posts for anyone seeking information about birth and midwifery as well as details of other resources, workshops and books. If you’re looking for one of Sara’s articles, information on a specific topic or just want to see what’s happening in the world of birth, then you’ve come to the right place. – Lamaze for Parents

Australia’s Mothers and Babies 2013 report – Austalian Institute of Health and Welfare (perinatal statistics) – Victorian maternity services performance indicators 2011 – 2012. – The purpose of the Maternity Services Performance Indicators is the monitoring of public maternity care processes and outcomes. The indicators are designed to reflect quality of care and measure hospital performance. The indicators are reported annually in the Victorian Maternity Services Performance Indicators reports, available at

Dr Sarah Buckley – Australian medical doctor/physician, author of the best-selling book Gentle Birth. Gentle Mothering and the report Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing (January 2015). Providing evidence based research and resources for parents and birth professional.

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