Key research subjects of the midwifery science research unit are among others evidence-based practice in midwifery, quality assurance and development, birth and obstetrical care from the point of view of women.
Pregnant migrant women and their families might be affected by a double stressor compared to non-migrant women, stemming from the maternal adjustment process but also from coping with living in a foreign country, limited communication or the uncertainty of their residence status. An increased maternal and child ...
Aim: To develop a model of the emerging expectations of the mode of giving birth and the subsequent experiences of healthy primigravid women in Switzerland. Research questions: What are healthy primigravid women’s expectations in early pregnancy of giving birth? How do these expectations change during pregnancy? ...
Dying at life's beginning
Background The disclosure of a diagnosis during pregnancy of a fetal congenital malformation incompatible with life normally comes completely unexpectedly to the parents. While a body of international literature has considered the topic, there is little direct evidence generated in Switzerland. This study aimed to ...
Decision-making in complex birth situations: a grounded theory study
Background: Women who plan an out of hospital birth in developed countries are generally classified as low risk. Nevertheless, during birth, unexpected complications may arise, which need competent decisions from the responsible health professionals. Aim: The aim of this study is to document the process of decision ...
Cesarean Section: Incidents, Indications and Consequences
Online Tool for Recording the Services of Indipendent Midwives in Switzerland
Evaluation of Postnatal Care in Switzerland