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Evidence Based Research

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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Sharing birth and life stories of parenthood

BOOK your place  

Birthready helps facitliate an evening of open discussion and peer sharing and learning for expectant and new parents, (women and men).  In a friendly environment we support each other to share our birth and life stories, questions, ideas, wisdom and resources.  We troubleshoot our challenges by hearing each others perspecives and explore ways to manage our challenges. This is a facilitated process that uses group discussion, movies, handouts, hands on practices and what ever comes up in the group to explore how we can be happier, healthier human beings during the pregnancy to early parenting time.

Time:  7 - 8.30 pm First Thursday of each month

Place: Birthready Ringwood

Bring:  A plate of supper to share  (Optional)

RSVP: Please book your place to confirm (I may need to reschedule if called to a birth)

Please invite others that may be interested

Cost:  $20 per person

Creating your best transition into life as a parent.