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Raising awareness of cytomegalovirus

In 2016, CMV Action gathered information from antenatal healthcare professionals about their knowledge of cytomegalovirus and its risk factors, and attitudes towards prevention (Wood, 2017). They...

Third stage of labour management approaches and postpartum haemorrhage in midwife-led units

A literature review by Baker and Stephenson (2022) previously published in the British Journal of Midwifery reported nine published research papers directly or indirectly comparing the incidence of...

Photobiomodulation: a cultural nursing intervention for physical and psychological adaptation

Physical and psychosocial adaptation concerns in postpartum women can lead to complications. This study used a research and development approach carried out in three stages. A tool was developed...

The experiences of black, Asian and minority ethnic student midwives at a UK university

Recent data show that while the overwhelming majority of undergraduate students in higher education institutions were white, the biggest rate of entry increase for any ethnic group was for black...

Determinants of caesarean section delivery: a nationwide study in Indonesia

A caesarean section was conducted for 2269 (17.7%) of the 12 789 mothers who gave birth during the 5 years before the survey. The majority of the births were by women aged 20–34 years (73.61%), those...

Coaching and mentoring skills: a complement to the professional midwifery advocate role

In March 2021, the A-EQUIP professional midwifery advocate model was adopted by the nursing profession. This came at a time when support was, and still is, essential for nurses across all settings...

A new opportunity for midwives

Anna works for the South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Anna graduated as a midwife in 2004 and worked in various non-clinical roles from the age of 17. After having her own children, she...

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Delivering compassionate care

I was invited to spend a shift on a labour ward in a semi-government/private maternity hospitals in Colombo to observe the health professionals on Monday 8 November 2021. My first impression was of a...

Breastfeeding experiences and support: identifying factors influencing breastfeeding behaviour

The survey data revealed factors relating to respondents' breastfeeding experiences and the difficulties experienced with their breastfeeding journey..

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An exploration of the development of resilience in student midwives

This study aimed to assess the usefulness of the true resilience scale (Wagnild and Young, 1993, updated version from 2015 sent to authors in personal communication from Gail Wagnild) in examining...

Admission to delivery suites: the importance of antenatal education

Brunei is a higher income nation in southeast Asia where approximately two-thirds of its population are of Malay origin (Abdul-Mumin, 2016). It has a population of 459 500 with an estimated 6000...

Academics' experiences of online interprofessional education in response to COVID-19

The NMC (2018b) code sets out expected standards of conduct and behaviour for midwives, nurses and nursing associates. Irrespective of the context of practice or levels of responsibility, all...

Helping midwives support families who require non-therapeutic infant male circumcision

Greater Manchester is an area of England with a diverse ethnic population and it has seen an increase in the number of males born into communities that practice non-therapeutic circumcision over the...

New mothers' mental health needs

MumsAid is a multi-award winning charity founded on the belief that early identification of perinatal mental health difficulties is critical and that support should be non-pathologising and easily...

Critical thinking

Critical thinking is the ability to engage in purposeful self-regulatory thinking and provides the impetus for knowledge development and clinical judgment (Facione and Facione, 2008; Abrami et al,...

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Improving care for new mothers with postnatal morbidity in Ireland

As part of a larger mixed-methods study design, a cross-sectional survey was completed. The survey instrument was developed and validated from two questionnaires: the Satisfaction with Outpatient...

Does training affect understanding of implicit bias and care of black, Asian and minority ethnic babies?

The training package created during this project aimed to bring to the forefront the inequity faced by mothers from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups by enabling midwives to reflect on the...

An exploration of midwives' experiences of the transition to practice in the Republic of Ireland

The study investigated the research question ‘what support is required by newly qualified midwives during their first year of clinical practice?’. A convenience sample of seven midwives from a large...

Lived experiences of women with memories of childbirth

The experiences of childbirth memories were narrated against the background of women attempting to live their lives in the present while coping with changes in their lives that accompanied the birth...

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