• Vedam, Saraswathi


    Affiliate Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
    Associate Professor, Division of Midwifery, University of British Columbia
    Investigator, Women’s Health Research Institute
    Affiliate Investigator, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

    Degrees / Designations
    RM, FACNM, MSN SciD(hc)
    Primary Area of Research
    Evidence to Innovation
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
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    Division of Midwifery
    The University of British Columbia
    B54-2194 Health Sciences Mall
    Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

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    Research Areas
    • Patient-centered, evidence-based, low intervention perinatal care
    • Providers' attitudes
    • Fetal health surveillance

    I am the nominated Principal Investigator for the Canadian Birth Place Study, a national, CIHR-funded study that examines the attitudes and experiences of Canadian maternity care providers related to planned home birth. Findings from the study may inform regulatory discourse, alternative funding structures, and curriculum modifications related to maternity services across birth settings.

    I am currently working to develop the first in a series of clinical studies to evaluate methods of fetal health surveillance. Specifically, these studies will compare auscultative methods to electronic monitoring methods (antepartum and intrapartum) with the goal of improving screening test validity.

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