Publications & Presentations

PUBLICATIONS

Changing Childbirth in BC

Vedam S, Stoll K , Martin K, Rubashkin N, Partridge S, Thordarson , Jolicoeur G , & the CCinBC Steering Council. The Mother’s Autonomy in Decision Making (MADM) Scale: Patient-led development and psychometric testing of a new instrument to evaluate experience of maternity care. PLOS ONE. Publication date February 23, 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0171804

Vedam S, Stoll K, Rubashkin N, Martin K, Miller-Vedam Z, Hayes-Klein H, Jolicoeur G and the CCinBC Steering Council.  The Mothers on Respect (MOR) index: measuring quality, safety, and human rights in childbirth. Social Science and Medicine: Population Health. January 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmph.2017.01.005.

Vedam S, Stoll K, Jolicouer G, Martin K, Korchinski M, Velasquez R. (2016) Patient-led decision making: measuring autonomy and respect in Canadian maternity care. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada (JOGC), 2016-05-01, 38(5):501.

Vedam S, Stoll K, Martin K, Jolicouer G. (2015) Women taking charge of changing childbirth in British Columbia. Abstracts from Research Forums Presented at the American College of Nurse-Midwives’ 60th Annual Meeting. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 60: 637.

Baji, P, Rubashkin, N, Szebik I, Stoll, K, Vedam S. Informal cash payments for birth in Hungary: Associations with continuity providers, interventions and respectful maternity care. Social Science and Medicine, minor revisions requested, May 2017.

Rubashkin N, Szebik I, Baji P, Vedam S. Assessing quality of maternity care in Hungary: development and expert validation of a person-centered survey instrument. Manuscript completed, approved by co-authors and being formatted for submission, May 2017. Submission plan for BMC Reproductive Health.

Canadian Birth Place Study

Vedam S, Stoll K, Fairbrother N, Thordarson D, Dharamsi S, Kornelsen J, Klein M, Liston R, Schummers L, Rogers J, Kaczorowski J (2014) The Canadian Birth Place Study: Examining attitudes and interprofessional conflict. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 14:353. Highly accessed.

Vedam S, Stoll K, Schummers L, Rogers J, Paine L. (2014) Home birth in North America: Attitudes and practice of American Certified Nurse-Midwives and Canadian Registered Midwives. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. 59(2):141-152. First study using a validated scale compare co-variates of attitudes among midwives across North American countries.

Vedam S, Schummers L, Stoll K, Rogers J, Klein MC, Fairbrother N, Dharamsi S, Liston R, Chong GK, Kaczorowski J. (2012) The Canadian Birth Place Study: Describing maternity practice and providers’ exposure to home birth. Midwifery, 28(5): 600-608. Special Issue on Birth Place: 1/10 articles selected.

Schummers L, Vedam S, Fairbrother N, Klein M, Kaczorowski J. (2012). The Canadian Birth Place Study: Development, validation, and administration of a questionnaire to multi-disciplinary maternity care providers. Canadian Journal of Midwifery and Practice, 11(1):35-45.

Home Birth Summit

Vedam S, Leeman L, Cheyney M, Fisher T, Myers S, Low L, Ruhl C. (2014) Transfer from planned home birth to hospital: Improving interprofessional collaboration. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. 59(6):624. Highly accessed.

Holzer D, Breen J, Finn K, Fisher T, Leeman L, Levine A, Lewis A, Low L, Michele T, Norsigian J, Vedam S. (2014) Best practice guidelines for transfer from home to hospital. Home Birth Summit Collaboration Task Force.

De Vries RG, Parachuri Y, Lorenz K, Vedam S. (2013) Moral Science: Ethical argument and the production of knowledge about the safety of hospital and home birth. J Clinical Ethics, 24(3):222-235.

Vedam S, Schummers L, Fulton C. (2014) Home Birth: An annotated guide to the literature. Fall Update. Vancouver, BC. Division of Midwifery, University of British Columbia.

Vedam S, Schummers L, Fulton C. (2013) Home Birth: An annotated guide to the literature. Division of Midwifery, University of British Columbia. ISSN 2292-2938 (Print) ISSN 2292-2946 (Online)

Cheyney M, Burcher P, Vedam S. (2014). A crusade against home birth. Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care. (Invited Commentary). 41(1):1-4. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/birt.12099/full.

Vedam S. (2012) In Search of a Common Agenda for Planned Home Birth in America. The Journal of Perinatal Education, (Guest Editorial). 21(2): 67-71

Vedam S, Rossiter C, Homer, Scarf V, Stoll K. The ResQu Index: A new instrument to appraise the quality of birth place research. Under review, June 2017.

Vedam S, Stoll K, MacDorman M, Cramer R, Cheyney M, Declercq E, Rubashkin N, Fisher T, Spence R, Butt E, Gaston T. Mapping Access to High Quality Maternity Care Across Birth Settings. Under review.

PRESENTATIONS

(includes: posters, keynote speaker/address, invited speaker/presentations, lectures, and TEDx talk & honorary degree address)

Changing Childbirth in BC

2017, Vedam S. (Invited Speaker) What do women say? Too much, too soon. Maternal Health Initiative, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, April 2017.

2017, Rubashkin N, Baji P, Szebik I, Vedam S. (Conference Paper) Under-the-table payments for Mother-Baby Friendly Care in Hungary: effects on intervention rates and respectful care. International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress, Toronto, Canada, June 2017.

2016, Vedam S. (Invited Speaker) Person-centered maternity care: Measuring autonomy and respect in high resource countries. University of Sydney, Interprofessional Rounds, Royal Women’s Hospital. April 20.

2016, Vedam S, (Plenary Speaker) Stoll K, Jolicouer G, Martin K et al. Person-Centred Maternity Care: Measuring Autonomy and Respect in North America. Canadian Association of Midwives Annual General Meeting, Victoria, British Columbia.

2016, Vedam S, (Keynote Address) Stoll K, Jolicouer G, Martin K et al. Person-Centered Maternity Care: What Matters to Families in BC. 4th Northern Perinatal Conference, Northern Health Authority and First Nations Health Authority, Smithers, British Columbia

2016, Vedam S, (Conference Paper) Stoll K, Jolicouer G, Martin K et al. Patient-led decision making: Measuring Autonomy and Respect in Canadian maternity care. Society of Obstetricians and Gynecology Annual General Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia.

2016, Vedam S, Stoll K, Jolicoeur G et al. (Conference Paper) Patient-led decision making: measuring autonomy and respect in Canadian maternity care. Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

2015, Vedam S, (Invited Speaker) Stoll K, Jolicouer G, Martin K. Changing Childbirth in BC: Community Based Participatory Research Methods. The Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary, September 2015

2015, Vedam S, (Invited Speaker) Stoll K, Jolicouer G, Martin K. Changing Childbirth in High Resource Countries: Whose Agenda and Whose Destiny? Corvinus Health Policy and Health Economics Conference: Informal Payments in Maternity Care, Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary, September 2015

2015, Vedam S, (Invited Speaker) Changing Childbirth in North America: Evidence based models of maternity care that support physiologic labor and birth. Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany, September 2015

2015, Vedam S, (Invited Speaker) Stoll K, Jolicouer G, Martin K et al. Changing Childbirth in BC: Women Speak of Autonomy, Respect and Trust. Midwifery Research and Education Unit. Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany, September 2015

2015, Vedam S, Stoll K, Jolicoeur G, Partridge S, Tashlykova A, Korchinski M, Timmerman N. (Poster Presentation) Measuring Women’s Autonomy and Experience of Respectful Maternity Care. XXI FIGO World Congress of Gynecology & Obstetrics, October 2015, Vancouver, BC

2015, Vedam S, Stoll K. Martin K. (Conference Paper) Measuring Autonomy and Respect: Development and psychometric testing of two new instruments. International Normal Labour and Birth Research Conference, 10th session; June 16-18; Grange-Over-Sands, UK.

2014, Stoll K, Vedam S, Martin K. (Conference Paper) Changing Childbirth in BC: Women Leading Decisions in Maternity Care. International Normal Labour and Birth Research Conference, 9th session, October 18-20; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2014, Vedam S. (Invited Presentation) Changing Childbirth in BC:Women working together to improve access to high quality maternity care. College of Midwives of BC Annual General Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia.

2014, Vedam S, Stoll K, Martin K. Changing Childbirth in BC: Women taking charge. Community Town Hall, BC Women’s Hospital December 2014

Giving Voice to Mothers Study

2017, Vedam S, (Conference Paper) Stoll K, Monroe S, Jennie Joseph J, Paula Rojas P, Roberta Eaglehorse R, Strauss N, DeClercq E. et al. The Giving Voice to Mothers Study: Measuring Respectful Maternity Care in North America. International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress, Toronto, Canada, June 2017.

2016, Vedam S, (Poster Presentation) Stoll K, DeClercq E. et al. Giving Voice to Mothers of Colour. International Normal Labour and Birth Research Conference, 11th session. University of Western Sydney, Australia

Canadian Birth Place Study

2016, Vedam S, Stoll K, Schummers L et al. (Keynote Speaker) The Canadian Birth Place Study: Understanding conflict and controversy among maternity providers. Place of Birth Seminar, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. April 29.

2014, Vedam S. (Invited Presentation) The Canadian Birth Place Study: Explaining Conflict and Controversy around Home Birth. Home Birth Summit III: Advancing Equity through Voice, Policy, Practice and Research, Seattle, Washington, September 2014,.

2016, Vedam S, (Conference Paper) MacDorman M, Stoll K, DeClercq E, Cheyney M, Fisher T, et al. Mapping Access to High Quality Maternity Care Across Birth Settings. International Normal Labour and Birth Research Conference, 11th session. University of Western Sydney, Australia.

2016, Vedam S, (Conference Paper) Stoll K, Jolicouer G, Martin K et al. Provider Attitudes and Birth Place: Negotiating Divergence in Philosophy, Scope and Practice. International Normal Labour and Birth Research Conference, 11th session. University of Western Sydney, Australia

2016, Stoll K, Vedam S. (Conference Paper) The Canadian Birthplace Study: Examining educational, attitudinal, and environmental conditions that are Linked to Variations in Home Birth Rates Among Canadian Midwives. Canadian Association of Midwives Annual General Meeting, Victoria, BC

2013, Vedam S. (Conference Paper) Access Across Birth Settings: Examining Conflict and Controversy among Maternity Care Providers. American Public Health Association, November 2-6; Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

2011, Vedam S, Paine L, Rogers J, Schummers L, Stoll K. (Conference Paper) North American midwives: Who are we and what do we think about planned home birth? Presented at the North American Joint Annual Conference: Beyond Borders; Niagara Falls, NY, USA.

2011, Vedam S, Kaczorowski J, Rogers J, Fairbrother N, Schummers L. (Conference Paper) Why are American Midwives and Doctors in conflict over Home Birth? Lessons learned from The Canadian Birth Place Study. American College of Nurse-Midwives’ Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

2015, Vedam S, Stoll K. (Conference Paper) Access across birth settings: Understanding conflict and controversy among maternity providers. Canadian Public Health Association Annual Meeting; May, Vancouver, BC

2013, Vedam S, Stoll K, Klein M, Dharamsi, S. (Conference Paper) The Canadian Birth Place Study: Conversations with physicians and midwives. Family Medicine Forum; November 8, Vancouver, BC.

2012, Vedam S, Schummers L, Stoll K. (Conference Paper) The Canadian Birth Place Study: What are the sources of conflict and controversy? Canadian Association of Midwives Annual General Meeting; November 10-12, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

2010, Vedam S, Schummers L, Rogers J. (Conference Paper) The Canadian Birth Place Study: The environment for practice. Canadian Association of ton, Alberta.

The Access and Integration Maternity care Mapping Study

2017, Vedam S, (Conference Paper) MacDorman M, Stoll K, DeClercq E, Cheyney M, Fisher T, et al. The AIM Mapping study: access, outcomes, and equity in maternity care across 50 states. ACNM Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, May.

2017, Vedam S, (Conference Paper) Stoll K, DeClercq E, Monroe S, Joseph J et al. The Giving Voice to Mothers Study: respect, autonomy, and access to high quality care among communities of color. ACNM Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, May

2017, Vedam S, (Conference Paper) MacDorman M, Stoll K, DeClercq E, Cheyney M, Fisher T, et al. Mapping Collaboration across 50 states: access, outcomes and equity. Poster Presentation. ACOG Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, May

2017, Vedam S, (Conference Paper) MacDorman M, Stoll K, DeClercq E, Cheyney M, Fisher T, et al. Mapping Integration of Midwives and Access to Physiologic Birth across 50 states. International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress, Toronto, Canada, , June 2017.

Home Birth Summit

2016, Vedam S. (Keynote Speaker) In search of common ground: the Home Birth Summit model for change. Place of Birth Seminar, University of Technology, Sydney, April 29.

2015, Vedam S, (Keynote, Award Recipient Address) In Search of Common Ground: The Home Birth Summit Model for Change. Foundation for Advancement of Midwifery Gala Event, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 2015

2014, Vedam S, Janoff S. (Conference Paper) In Search of Common Ground: The Home Birth Summit Model for Change. International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress, June 2014, Prague, Czech Republic.

2014, Vedam S, DeVries R, Dahlen H, Niewenhuize M. (Symposium Chair) Whose agenda and whose destiny? The Ethics of birth place decisions. International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress, June 2014, Prague, Czech Republic.

2014, Vedam S. (Invited Presentation) Collaboration in a High Conflict Zone: A Birth Place Toolkit for the Health Professions. Home Birth Summit III: Advancing Equity through Voice, Policy, Practice and Research, Seattle, Washington, September 2014

2014, Vedam S, Declercq E, Monroe S, McAllister E. (Invited Presentation) Listening to Home Birth Mothers and Mothers of Colour: study and pilot protocol. Home Birth Summit III: Advancing Equity through Voice, Policy, Practice and Research, Seattle, Washington, September 2014

2012, Vedam S. (Keynote Address) Moving from Dialogue to Action: The Future of home birth in the United States. CPM Symposium, Airlie Center, Warrenton, VA, USA.

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