Research & References

Global Motherhood Initiative is currently gathering data on three aspects of the T-SIPS model of care.

We are studying the relationship between combined maternity care/trauma therapy and birth outcomes, specifically if T-SIPS can influence babies' birth weights and rates of prematurity. This in turn could promote a less stressful fourth trimester for both mother and baby, essential in an IDP camp setting.

This is our primary goal for GMI and the T-SIPS model.

Also, after providing therapy combined with prenatal care, we will evaluate  the rates of perinatal mood disorders amongst the T-SIPS cohort.  We expect them to decrease. We will also conduct interviews with the women to measure their patient satisfaction, to give us feedback around the success of the direct service delivery during this pilot programme.  With this in mind, our three research questions are:

  • Does T-SIPS contribute to better outcomes for babies in terms of higher birth weights and lower prematurity rates?

  • Compared to standard maternity care, does T-SIPS decrease incidence of perinatal mood disorders?

  • Does T-SIPS increase patient satisfaction with their maternity care experience?

For information on supporting our research or partnering with us on this study, please get in touch!

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2.   Sandall J, Soltani H, Gates S, Shennan A, Devane D. Midwife-led continuity models versus other models of care for childbearing women. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD004667. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004667.pub5