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Master Theses


  • Antonia Müller: The scope of antenatal care by Swiss midwives - a prospective cross-sectional study
  • Piroska Zsindely: Childbirth Experiences of Swiss Primigravid Women A Secondary Thematic Analysis
  • Tabea Gasser: Analyzing factors associated with the urgency of referral from primary healthcare facilities in Bangladesh: A cross-sectional observational study.


  • Céleste Vincent: Antenatal care midwifery-led and spontaneous visits in emergency services during pregnancy
  • Diane Waller: Comparison of spontaneous vaginal birthand intervention rates between two models of maternity care in a Swiss tertiary hospital.
  • Janice Hill: Community birth and transfer forprimiparous women: a retrospective cohort study
  • Britta Charbel Issa: Ansichten und Kenntnisse von Eltern frühgeborener Kinder hinsichtlich Frauenmilchspende
  • Suniva Portz: Development of a scale measuring clinicians´ attitudes towards VBAC and examination of associations to individual and institutional factors – a cross sectional OptiBIRTH follow-up study
  • Christelle Kaech: Knowledge about Gestational Diabetes: An appraisal among midwives in Western Switzerland




  • Pia Steinbrück: Tätigkeitsprofile für ein Praxiscurriculum im Externat. Identifizierung des Tätigkeitsprofils der freiberuflichen Hebammenarbeit in Deutschland und Lernzielempfehlungen für ein Externats-Praxiscurriculum im Rahmen der Hebammenausbildung bzw. Studium.
  • Maud Elmaleh: Women´s Experience of Psychoeducational Perinatal Interview – A qualitative approach
  • Celine Schick: First assessed cervical dilatation in labour ward: Is it associated with the mode of birth and oxytocin augmentation during labour? A retrospective cohort study
  • Joke Hillhorst: Identifying characteristics of birthing women regarding receiving pharmacological pain management: a cohort study



  • Daphne Leeffers: The effectiveness of dexamethasone for women at risk of preterm birth in a low resource setting
  • Nathalie Crea: A survey on midwives’ autonomy in decision-making
  • Joana Streffing: Ein Fragebogen zur Angst junger Erwachsener vor Schwangerschaft und Geburt.



  • Magali Bonzon: Modes of birth for a pregnancy following a previous caesarean section- survey of factors associated with women’s preferences in western Switzerland, 2015
  • Hanna Gehling: Care-seeking behavior for newborns in rural Zambia, 2015
  • Elleana Hoekstra: Full versus partial scope of practice and integrated midwifery care in Ontario, CA, 2015
  • Emma Swift: A cross-sectional survey of childbirth fear and intervention preferences in the Islandic student population, 2015
  • Laura Zinßer: Die Einstellung von Hebammen zur Förderung der normalen Geburt, 2015
  • Dirkje Zondag: A secondary data longitudinal analysis of effects of different types of analgesia on duration and mode of birth: The DurAn-Study, 2015




  • Francoise Roy Mali: Maternal mindfulness experience during the postpartum period, 2014
  • Anne Prokoph: The length of the inter-pregnancy interval (IPI) and its association with the outcome of trial of labour after caesarean section (TOLAC) – a retrospective cohort study of secundiparous women, 2014




  • Susanne Grylka-Bäschlin: pplication of the Mother-Generated Index to German-speaking women for the assessment of postnatal quality of life, 2013
  • Luise Lengler: Midwives’ attitudes regarding oxytocin augmentation in low risk birth (Welche Einstellung haben Hebammen gegenüber der intrapartalen Oxytocingabe bei risikoarmen Geburten?), 2013
  • Gaby Schmidt: Linguistic validation of the German version of the Childbirth Self-efficacy Inventory (CBSEI) as well as its short form (CBSEI-C32) and an evaluation of their applicability (Linguistische Validierung der deutschen Version des Childbirth Self-efficacy Inventory (CBSEI) sowie dessen Kurzform (CBSEI-C32) inklusive eriner vorläufigen psychometrischen Testung und der Überprüfung ihrer Anwendefreundlichkeit), 2013




  • Carina Bresser: Butylscopolaminiumbromid for the prevention and treatment of delay in the first stage of labour - a systematic review, 2012
  • Ursula Böhme: Hopeful migrants? Wellbeing of migrant pregnant women in Switzerland (Migrantinnen in guter Hoffnung? Zum Wohlbefinden schwangerer Migrantinnen in der Schweiz), 2012
  • Michaela Michel-Schuldt: Media competence of midwifery students in Austria, Germany and Switerzland: a survey, 2012