Vaginal tearing: why are episiotomies down despite some benefits?
In Canada, the rate of episiotomy during childbirth has declined in recent years, but when it comes to births assisted by forceps or vacuum, this downward trend warrants a closer look, suggests new UBC research.
Oct 21, 2019
Mothers of colour experience high rates of mistreatment by providers during childbirth in the U.S.
Mothers of colour experience less respect and autonomy and more mistreatment than white women during childbirth, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.
Jun 11, 2019
Early guidance can help future moms fight fear of childbirth
Caesarean deliveries in most developed countries, including Canada, are at least 10 to 20 per cent higher than recommended by the World Health Organization, and many efforts to decrease unnecessary C-sections have failed.
Sep 20, 2017
Collaborative maternity program results in fewer C-sections, shorter hospital stays: UBC/CFRI research
A program delivering collaborative maternity care resulted in fewer caesarean sections, shorter average hospital stays and higher breastfeeding rates for mothers, according to researchers at the University of British Columbia and the Child & Family Research Institute.
Sep 11, 2012
UBC to double enrolment in midwifery education program
The University of British Columbia’s Midwifery Program – bolstered by increased funding from the Province of British Columbia – will double in size over the next five years, a move intended to augment the number of pregnancy and childbirth specialists in B.C.
May 4, 2012
Trio of studies reveals attitudes of women, obstetricians and family physicians on use of technology in childbirth
Three studies by University of British Columbia and Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) researchers are providing the closest look yet at the attitudes of women and their caregivers around the use of birth technology, and together reveal ongoing misperceptions among caregivers around the safety of vaginal births.
Jun 13, 2011