Rest assured that the MMPO
possess the necessary experience, skills and knowledge, built up over the past 20 years, to align and protect New Zealand midwifery's unique vocational sense of purpose and the autonomous nature of midwifery practice for the next 20 years.
The MMPO midwifery database has provided information on a representative cohort of pregnant women registering with a midwife LMC.
The MMPO midwifery data has measured the prevalence of smoking at registration with a midwife LMC, where the majority of women registered between 14 and 18 weeks gestation.
It is reassuring therefore to see that the MMPO midwifery data found a significant reduction in smoking at discharge when compared with smoking at registration.
As stated earlier, the MMPO midwifery cohorts had a higher proportion of younger women in the less than 25 age groups when compared to the national datasets.
The MMPO midwifery data supports the existing research that Maori rates of smoking are higher when compared to all other ethnic groups.
The MMPO midwifery practice management system has a number of inbuilt features that reduce the risk of data entry error which adds to the integrity and reliability of the data.