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Research in practice: a core skill

Learning through simulation is a widely used and effective pedagogy for clinical skills, encouraging students to think flexibly and develop competence, safe practice and understanding, closing the gap...

Trying to conceive

Fertility problems in the UK are common, with up to 15% of couples experiencing subfertility (Manders et al, 2015). Those who have problems trying to conceive can experience stress and anxiety, which...

Midwives’ experiences caring for asylum-seeking women in the UK: a systematic review

There is copious evidence regarding the experiences of asylum-seeking women accessing maternity care in the UK (Briscoe and Lavender, 2009; Feldman, 2013; Lephard and Haith-Cooper, 2016; McKnight et...

What refugee women want from maternity care: a qualitative study

This paper reports on the secondary analysis of existing data obtained from focus groups previously undertaken in the north of England with refugee women, as part of the wider ‘what women want’...

Mediolateral episiotomies: more astute decisions and fewer acute incisions

A convenience sample of doctors and midwives were invited by one of the researchers (KW) to complete an interview-administered questionnaire, with the aim of understanding their reasons for performing...

Lack of policy consideration for breastfeeding co-mothers in maternity services

The written narratives from both Jane and Ayesha show mothers-to-be in a great deal of emotional distress. NHS antenatal services for lactation support do not always guarantee support for...

A midwifery team's journey implementing and sustaining continuity of care

Caseloading is one way of providing continuity, either antenatally and postnatally or including intrapartum care. Teams provide a named midwife and continuity of care, leading to a safer and better...

Implementing collaborative learning in practice in a London maternity ward

In 2018, the Department of Health and Social Care (2018) announced plans to expand the numbers of registered midwives working in the NHS. To facilitate this growth, Health Education England (HEE,...

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Research skills in practice

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Improving physiological stability of very preterm babies: a preliminary randomised controlled trial

This study used qualitative methods to gather data from mothers on their experiences with the Babybe device, as part of the COSYBABY study. Previous research has demonstrated differences between...

Learning about compassion during midwifery education: exploring student midwives' perspectives

A mixed-methods design was used for this study (Tashakkori and Teddlie, 2003). Mixing positivism and intepretivism by adopting a quantitative approach allowed for scope and scale, while the...

First-time fathers' experiences attending labour and birth: a descriptive cross-sectional study

This was a descriptive cross-sectional study of 200 first-time fathers visiting midwifery counseling centers in Tehran, Iran. With an alpha of 0.05, z of 1.96, sigma of 7 and d of 1, the sample size...

Pregnant women's knowledge of venous thromboembolism in Malaysia

A total of 143 pregnant women completed the questionnaire. The findings of this study are presented under three headings: participants' demographic characteristics, participants' knowledge of venous...

Self-assessed hand and wrist pain and quality of life for postpartum mothers in Japan

Of the 190 women recruited 5 days after birth, 139 (73.2%) returned questionnaires and 131 (68.9%) consented to participate in the subsequent two surveys at 2 and 6 months. The mean age of...

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‘Sunshine’, ‘angels’ and ‘rainbows’: language developed by mothers bereaved by perinatal loss

Data were collected through 40 completed qualitative online surveys and five semi-structured face-to-face interviews with women who had experienced a healthy pregnancy following a perinatal loss. The...

A mother's perspective of consent for maternal and neonatal COVID-19 testing: can we do more?

This service evaluation aimed to assess the existing service provided to women for neonatal and maternal COVID-19 testing..

Understanding early complementary food practice in rural Indonesia: a qualitative study

Participants reported that the early introduction of complementary food is a common practice among Indonesian mothers. The majority of Javanese mothers live in Central and East Java, including...

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