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Maternity Care: Building Relationships Really Does Save Lives

Griffith University via FutureLearn


Build relationships in maternity care and save lives

Research unequivocally shows that providing a woman with the same midwife before, during and after birth, results in less preterm birth, fetal death and other complications.

This course explains why we need relationship-based care in maternity services. You’ll discover how to create successful relationships, and how this produces better outcomes for the mother, baby and midwife.

You’ll learn about organisational healthcare models, and what you and your local community can do to contribute to the transformation of maternity care globally.

This course is designed for anyone interested in improving maternity care, including midwives, doctors, other health professionals, planners and policy makers, and consumers of maternity care (parents).


  • Maternity Care - A Broken System?
    • Maternity Care Defined
    • Impact - Women and Families
    • Impact - Maternity Care Providers
    • A Compelling Case for Change
    • Weekly Review
  • Creating Strong Relationships
    • Relationships Matter
    • Links in the Chain
    • Defragmenting Maternity Care
    • Weekly Review
  • Responding to the Need for Change
    • I’ve Seen the Future and It Works
    • Putting it into Practice
    • Leap and the Net Will Appear
    • Weekly Review

Taught by

Jenny Gamble


4.6 rating at FutureLearn based on 8 ratings

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