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A qualitative exploration of the media's influence on UK women's views of breastfeeding

Five main themes were identified that influenced women's perceptions of breastfeeding and their planned or actual behaviour: family influence, privacy, media as a double-edged sword, negative exposure...

A qualitative exploration of mixed feeding intentions in first-time mothers

Olivia was 22 years old and 24 weeks pregnant. During pregnancy, Olivia had been...

The perception of episiotomy among Iranian women: a qualitative study

Qualitative conventional content analysis was used for this study. Interviews were held with 20 service recipients (nulliparous or multiparous women at least 6 weeks after their episiotomy) with...

Developing a fast-track COVID-19 vaccination clinic for pregnant people

The first pilot fast-track COVID-19 vaccination clinic for pregnant people was held on 28 June 2021. Phase 2, ‘community expansion’, commenced 29 July 2021. Community midwives provided women and...

Emergency remote teaching for interprofessional education during COVID-19: student experiences

Recently, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has led many educational providers to adapt to an online delivery mode. The first article in this series (Power et al, 2021) explored definitions of...

Analysing parent feedback

‘Hospitals had put in restrictions to visitors, including birthing partners. These restrictions meant that overnight, unless a woman was labouring, birth partners had to go home and only one visit...

Frontline training in mortality reports

The COVID-19 pandemic had a huge impact on maternity services in the financial year 2020/21, and despite exceptional efforts by practice development teams, training nationally has suffered. Maternity...

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Supporting parents who end a pregnancy after a prenatal diagnosis

‘I really thought after bonding with my baby and thinking the week before we found out the results that I would never dream of ending the pregnancy whatever the outcome. I researched the condition,...

Giant placenta chorioangioma with postpartum bleeding and uterine atony

A 35-year-old patient was undergoing routine prenatal checkup at gestational week 35, with suspicion of preterm delivery as a result of advanced stage labor contractions. The patient had a history of...

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Empowered or powerless? Contributing factors to women's appraisal of traumatic childbirth

Thematic analysis was conducted to identify factors that contribute to women's traumatic or non-traumatic appraisals of birth. It is important to acknowledge that a greater proportion of women who...

Breech presentation and moxibustion: should it be offered to improve maternal outcomes?

The research question was formulated using the population, intervention, comparison and outcome framework. A comprehensive search was undertaken using Maternity and Infant Care, Medline, Cochrane...

The impact of COVID-19 on the delivery of interprofessional education: it's not all bad news

The case studies outline key factors that had to change in the delivery process of emergency remote teaching for interprofessional education.

Ankyloglossia management: a collaborative approach to educating healthcare professionals

Prior to 2013, there was, and remains, a lack of formal educational programmes available across the UK for the management of tongue tie, which includes training for division of the frenulum. Others...

Cystic fibrosis and caseload midwifery

Paramothayan (2019) describes cystic fibrosis as an autosomal recessive disorder affecting 1 in 2500 live births and cystic fibrosis is the most common inherited genetic disorder in the Caucasian...

Teenage motherhood

For centuries, early childbearing and large families ensured economic independence, yet teenage pregnancy has become associated with unmarried motherhood. Historian Pat Thane states that 20% of first...

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A proposed psychological model for understanding and supporting individuals living with tokophobia

This article discusses a psychological model that medical, health and mental health professionals working with pregnant woman and expectant fathers can use if they detect signs of tokophobia. It is...

Birth after previous caesarean section

Planned successful vaginal birth overall presents the fewest complications past 39 weeks' gestation with a single previous caesarean section and remains a suitable and clinically safe option for those...

Enhancing undergraduate midwifery: using drug and alcohol baby simulators in education

The findings were categorised into three main themes: kinaesthetic learning, ‘in their shoes’ and the midwifery role in educating others. The final theme had three sub-themes: visual aid to enhance...

Exploring using NVivo software to facilitate inductive coding for thematic narrative synthesis

This study was based on the approach of a ‘textual narrative synthesis of the literature relevant to the subject matter’ (Barnett-Page and Thomas, 2009). A literature search was conducted of a number...

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