Kristine J Robinson

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OBJECTIVE the primary objective for this study was to explore women's experiences of choosing to plan a birth at an out-of-hospital birth centre. We sought to understand how women make the choice to plan for an out-of-hospital birth and the meaning that women ascribe to this decision-making process. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS a qualitative(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the trends in numbers of midwives and midwifery-attended births and the characteristics of women who used midwifery health care services in Manitoba from 2001-2002 to 2009-2010. METHODS We conducted a quantitative descriptive analysis using population-based, de-identified administrative data from the Population Health Research Data(More)
BACKGROUND Registered midwives, obstetricians/gynecologists, and general or family practice physicians (GPs) provide maternity care across Canada. Few North American studies have assessed whether maternity outcomes differ across these three groups. This study compared maternal and neonatal outcomes of low-risk pregnant women whose birth was attended by(More)
BACKGROUND In 2000, midwifery was regulated in the Canadian Province of Manitoba. Since the establishment of the midwifery program, little formal research has analyzed the utilization of regulated midwifery services. In Manitoba, the demand for midwifery services has exceeded the number of midwives in practice. The specific objective of this study was to(More)
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