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Midwifery research submissions


Our Master of Midwifery students undertake independent research that is practice focused and relevant. Online learning options enable them to study from home while practising as a midwife, and are tailored to meet their individual needs. They focus on aspects of midwifery practice and critically analyse their own midwifery experiences as a means to add depth to the profession's knowledge base.

Master of Midwifery theses

Student name

Title of thesis

Date of award

Wratten, Jade

An exploration of midwives’ perspectives on the provision of maternity care to women with an increased BMI during pregnancy and childbirth in NZ

2022-01-31

Jackson, Talei

Weaving the mat: Enablers for Pasifika midwifery students

2021-03-16

Kress, Sahra

Understanding health workers’ views on addressing the unmet need for family planning in Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

2021-02-12

Kerkin, Bridget

The effective representation of midwifery care in documentation: A Delphi study

2021-02-09

Beatson, Deb

Midwives’ facilitation of physiological placental birth: A Delphi study

2021-01-26

Morris, Sheryl

In good hands: Lead maternity career midwives & fetal growth assessment in Aotearoa New Zealand

2020-09-30

Hewitt, Tina

Timing of cord clamping (TOCC): An observational study of cord clamping practice in a New Zealand maternity hospital

2020-01-07

Cassie, Rachel

How do midwives and obstetricians communicate at the primary/secondary interface?

2019-12-13

Bilous, Emma

Gaining from giving: The benefits for midwives of working with student midwives

2018-10-2

Carpenter, Bronwyn

Should I stay or should I go? Case-loading midwives’ perceptions of transfer of midwifery care for epidural 

2018-10-2

Naber, Nora Li

What do we know about sibling attended birth? A systematic literature review

2017-11-01

Gray, Elaine

Suturing versus non-suturing of spontaneous perineal tears following normal birth: Factors that influence the practice of New Zealand/Aotearoa midwives

2016-10-13

Kalmakoff, Stefanie

Predictors and documented reasons for formula supplementation of breastfed babies in a New Zealand, 'Baby-Friendly' hospital

2016-05-20

Koontz, Megan

Keeping the love alive: Factors contributing to increased satisfaction for New Zealand case loading midwives

2015-02-13

Doering, Keiko

Maintaining wa (harmony): Japanese women negotiating their birth experiences in New Zealand

2012-11-30

Rietveld, Catherine

Antenatal colostrum harvesting for pregnant women with diabetes in preparation for breastfeeding

2012-03-09

Richards, Julie Wanting the best for newborns: Umbilical cord clamping practices of midwives in Aotearoa/New Zealand

2010-12-11

McIntosh, Carolyn

Wise women's web: Rural midwives' communities of practice. A qualitative descriptive study

2007-12-07

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