Welcome to Midwifery Matters
Midwifery Matters is a biannual journal published in January and July committed to publishing student and midwife-led research and writing, providing resources to practicing midwives, and fostering a space for dialogue within the midwifery community.
The first Certified Professional Midwives were credentialed in 1994, and since then, the profession has evolved rapidly, with schools and educational programs developing alongside it. Yet, for all of these developments, there remain few forums dedicated to research for the out-of-hospital birth community. Midwifery Matters seeks to address this gap, not only by highlighting current research relevant to midwifery practice, but also by cultivating a new generation of midwife-writers and midwife-researchers. It is committed to supporting midwives and students alike in developing these skills, so that collectively we can begin to create a new culture of evidence-based midwifery research and writing that addresses the needs of out-of-hospital midwives and their clients.