Improving care for Aboriginal mothers and babies

November 3, 2015

An antenatal program providing culturally appropriate care for pregnant Aboriginal women is leading to improved outcomes for mothers and babies, according to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

The Aboriginal Maternity Group Practice Program (AMGPP), which employs Aboriginal grandmothers, Aboriginal Health Officers, and midwives to provide care in partnership with existing antenatal services, is available at Bentley Health Service, Armadale Health Service, and Rockingham General Hospital.

The research was conducted by the Population Health Unit and compared the differences in neonatal health outcomes of Aboriginal women who accessed AMGPP services and standard antenatal care.

The full research article is available on the Medical Journal of Australia website (external link).