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Welcome to the Birth Place Lab.

The Birth Place Lab, in the Division of Midwifery at the University of British Columbia, facilitates multi-disciplinary and community-based participatory research on high quality maternity health care across birth settings. Learn more here.


The Birth Place Lab is pleased to introduce the Birth Place Research Quality Index (ResQu Index). Designed by a multidisciplinary panel of experts, the ResQu Index is a reliable tool to rate the quality of primary research that examines the impact of place of birth on maternal and newborn outcomes. Vedam S, Rossiter C, Homer CSE, Stoll K, Scarf VL (2017) The ResQu Index: A new instrument to appraise the quality of research on birth place. PLoS ONE 12(8): e0182991. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0182991  Click here to learn more.


The Birth Place Lab also recently released two tools to measure respectful maternity care. Click here to learn more.

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