Women and Birth Journal

women and birth journalWomen and Birth is the official journal of the Australian College of Midwives

Women and Birth is an online midwifery journal that publishes on all matters that affect women and birth, from pre-conceptual counselling, through pregnancy, birth, and the first six weeks postnatal. All papers accepted will draw from and contribute to the relevant contemporary research, policy and/or theoretical literature. We seek research papers, quality assurances papers (with ethical approval) discussion papers, clinical practice papers, case studies and original literature reviews.

Women and Birth is available online free to members.

Woman-centred focus

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.

Wide range of topics

Topics may include neonatal care, child and family health, womens 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.


Full-text articles are available to personal subscribers from 2006 to the present. Older issues under previously published journal titles are also available to subscribers (back to 1988). Access to tables of contents, abstracts and other designated content is complimentary.


The journal is indexed in PubMed, MEDLINE, Thomson Reuters, Scopus and CINAHL.

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