Women and Birth
Our women-centred focus is inclusive of the family, fetus and newborn, both well and ill, and covers both normal and abnormal pregnancies and births. The journal seeks papers that take a women-centred focus on maternity services, epidemiology, primary health care, reproductive psycho/physiology, midwifery practice, theory, research, education, management and leadership. We also seek relevant papers on maternal mental health and neonatal well-being, natural and complementary therapies, local, national and international policy, management, politics, economics and societal and cultural issues as they affect childbearing women and their families. Topics may include, where appropriate, neonatal care, child and family health, women?s health, related to pregnancy, birth and the postpartum, including lactation. Papers from academics and health professionals from fields outside of midwifery are encouraged. Wherever possible, articles are double blind peer-reviewed, primarily by midwifery experts in the field of the submitted work.
The journal is indexed in PubMed, MEDLINE, Thomson Reuters, Scopus and CINAHL.
The journal is available online to ACM members and is available by separate subscription.
Open Access - the journal offers authors the option of making their article freely available to all via the ScienceDirect platform. Authors can only make this choice after receiving notification that their article has been accepted for publication.
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