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

Baddington, Cara

A weighty issue: The implications of an ultrasound prediction of a large baby in pregnancy

2022-01-31

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

Kara, Kelly

Seeking safe harbour: Water immersion for women with complex pregnancy

2021-08-27

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

2018-10-02

Carpenter, Bronwyn

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

2018-10-02

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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