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Supporting women with diabetes to breastfeed: use of antenatal breastmilk expression

A comprehensive search was carried out of the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) database, Scopus, Medline, Excerpta Medica DataBASE (EMBASE) and the Cochrane Library on...

Practice-based learning and the impacts of COVID-19: doing it for real?

Practice-based learning is an integral part of many health and social care professional programmes, providing situated and experiential learning opportunities that contribute to meeting the learning...

Future clinical academic midwife

The intention to increase the capacity of nursing, midwifery and allied health professions-led research is clear.

Podcasts: supporting digital learning

Digital health is a key driver within current UK maternity policy. One example is NHS England and NHSX (2021) investment to secure user and clinician access to maternity records on smartphones and...

Your free revalidation toolkit

A free revalidation portfolio and CPD resource for nurses and midwives.

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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...

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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...

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...

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..

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...

Gender inclusive language on public-facing maternity services websites in England

The term ‘transgender’ describes people who identify with a gender different to the one assigned to them at birth. Non-binary describes those who identify as both male and female, or neither. Globally...

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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...

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