Evidence-Based Policy Making

It is “common knowledge” that maternal health inequities exist in certain countries, such as the US and UK. With both media coverage and research attention to the issue, these countries are not only leading the conversation about medical racism and obstetric violence, but they are also staging interventions to address the problem.

European countries have the same problems, but limited research, media attention, and interventions. Research and advocacy are the important first steps in getting this issue on the public agenda and driving policy change.

Strategies to Address Communication Barriers

What strategies to address communication barriers for refugees and migrants in healthcare settings have been implemented and evaluated in Europe? A WHO report.
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Why Everyone Deserves a Doula

Doulas are, in a way, a modern reimagining of the traditional community of care that used to surround birthing people, providing support and nurturing from pregnancy through post-partum. While this sentiment may be convincing enough, there is plenty of research that supports the benefits of doulas in the 21st Century by demonstrating improved clinical and emotional outcomes for both the birthing person and their baby.
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