Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM) is the first regional and international peer review online biannual midwifery journal. JAM aims to promote midwifery in Asia through the publication of high quality articles. The journal is peer-reviewed for its research articles and open to all. We encourage the submission of research papers, theoretical papers, policy papers in the field of midwifery practice and education, maternity care and related fields. We accept all forms of research, including research based on primary and secondary analysis of data, as well as quantitative, qualitative research and mixed methods research. The Regional and International Editorial, Associate and the Advisory Boards maintain its quality through fast, fair, and professional peer review.

JAM is owned and published by the South Asian Midwifery Alliance (SAMA), founded in 2008 with a vision to promote maternal and neonatal health and advocate for the midwifery profession in the region. SAMA comprises the midwifery associations of five South Asian countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan.

The biannual issues of JAM will be published in June and December.

Aga Khan University Libraries and Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery have agreed to host this online journal through AKU Institutional Repository eCommons.

Current Issue: Volume 10, Issue 2 (2023)



Editorial 2023 - Another exciting year of progress and fulfilment
Edwin van Teijlingen, Rafat Jan, and Abeer Musaddique



Utilization and determinants of antenatal care services
Worlanso Awungshi Shimray, Adahrii Ashuni, Anamika Toppo, Lal khawngaihi, Lalram Beiseii, Medo- vinü, and Vikethono Luho


Nurse-led newborn parent education program – A qualitative study to explore nurses' experiences as newborn parent educators
Shelina Bhamani, Zaibunissa Karim, Ceemal Khan, Amina Lakhani, Khairunnissa Hooda, and Lumaan Sheikh


Factors associated with Genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder in women: A review article
Kiran Karim Jivani, Tazeen S. Ali, Arusa Lakhani, and Fauzia Basaria Hasnani



Strengthening the integration of midwifery in health systems; a leader-to-leader collaboration
Erlandsson K, Borneskog C, Pedersen C, Ternström E, Byrskog U, Tamang L, Niraula G, Mehra D, Mehra S, Sharma S, and Lindgren H



Because breastfeeding is never done alone
Mehtab Lalwani and Kiran Nawaz Ali


Out-of-hospital births: A small but growing phenomenon in high income countries: A viewpoint
Céline Miani, Stephanie Batram-Zantvoort, Emma Pitchforth, Bethan Treadgold, Krista Johnston, Virginie Rozée, Christiana MacDougall, Clemence Schantz, and Edwin van Teijlingen

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