CMWA supports evidence-based care for women and babies. But this evidence has to come from somewhere - by participating in research projects you can help to improve care for all women.
Here are some current projects which you might be interested in.
- Homebirth in WA Study - WA Health and the Women and Infants Research Foundation are running this study to find out more about homebirth in WA. There is very little existing research in the area of homebirth, and they hope that this study will fill the gap. They are looking for pregnant women planning a homebirth to complete two questionnaires, one before the birth and one 4-6 weeks after the baby is born.
- Maternal Satisfaction with Public Maternity Services in WA - The Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and the Statewide Obstetric Services Unit are working together to develop and pilot a survey tool for monitoring and evaluating women’s satisfaction with maternity services.
- Sexual Function After Childbirth - This study is investigating the factors which may affect sexual function in the first year after childbirth.
- Healthy Pregnancy Study - This study is investigating how environmental and psychological factors interact during pregnancy to affect the overall health of mothers and babies.
- Pelvic Girdle Pain - This research is investigating the mechanisms behind underlying pain in the pelvic girdle and low back, by measuring the response to different kind of stimuli (sensation to light touch, pin-prick and pressure) in the area of perceived pain.
- Effect of Herbal Remedies on Breast Milk - This study is examining the effectiveness and safety of herbal medicines which have been traditionally used to promote breastfeeding.