Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Midwifery: What Do Midwives Think About Artificial Intelligence? A Qualitative Study

Çitil E. T., Çitil Canbay F.

HEALTH CARE FOR WOMEN INTERNATIONAL, vol.43, no.12, pp.1510-1527, 2022 (SSCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/07399332.2022.2055760
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, Abstracts in Social Gerontology, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, Educational research abstracts (ERA), EMBASE, Gender Studies Database, MEDLINE, PAIS International, Psycinfo, Public Affairs Index, Social services abstracts, Sociological abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.1510-1527
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: Yes


The evidence on how AI will make a revolution is insufficient.

Our aim was to investigate opinions of midwives on the future

of AI and midwifery. The research was done in qualitative

research in Turkey. Semi-structured interviews were done with

18 the midwives. Three main themes were identified:

Expectations included the advantages and conditional acceptance

of robotic technology. Prejudices reflected perceived

shortcomings, lack of human competencies, and trust issues.

Concerns included midwifery care and concerns about her

future. Midwives were overwhelmingly skeptical about the

replacement of human capabilities by AI and found the technology’s

potential limited.