Topic: The implications for travelling for childbirth from rural and remote areas to urban centers

Overview: Last summer I did a Joanna Briggs Institute systematic review as a part of a masters requirement course on the experiences of women who travel for childbirth.  Women from rural and remote areas who have to travel for childbirth experience emotional and financial stressors, as well as negative impacts on their relationships and feelings of autonomy.  Current practice does not align with evidence, and contributes to the vulnerability of an already vulnerable population.