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Quality improvement in action

Stakeholder analysis and engagement undertaken at the start and throughout...

Motivational interviewing to increase physical activity in women with gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as glucose intolerance first identified in pregnancy that resolves postpartum (Basri et al, 2018). It has an increasing prevalence worldwide and is...

A review of third stage of labour care guidance

Active management aims to accelerate delivery of the placenta to reduce blood loss. A prophylactic uterotonic drug (exogenous oxytocin) is given to accelerate the contractility of the uterus, to cause...

Interactive and non-interactive e-learning in prenatal care

This quasi-experimental study included two groups that were analysed in pre- and post-intervention phases. The research sample consisted of 76 midwives working in treatment centres affiliated with the...

Translation and validation of the first time fathers questionnaire into Persian

This methodological study was conducted to translate the FTFQ into Persian and culturally adapt it to the Iranian setting..

Caesarean section as an informed choice in the UK: a systematic review

The following databases were systematically searched for peer-reviewed, full text, primary research articles published between 1990 and 2020:.

Postpartum haemorrhage and synthetic oxytocin dilutions in labour

In their early careers, both authors observed minute blood losses after spontaneous labours. Later returning to work on a labour ward, Monica was surprised to find major postpartum haemorrhage being...

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Improving the culture of care

The last decade has shown that a significant proportion of absence due to ill health within the NHS is stress-related. While reports of stress and burnout in midwifery are not new (Sandall, 1997; Ball...

Breastfeeding a baby with Down syndrome

‘A lot of times we kept being told it would be difficult, which doesn't help mentally-when breastfeeding isn't always easy regardless!’ .

A clinical update on hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome during pregnancy, birth and beyond

For those with hEDS/HSD, pregnancy is generally well tolerated (Karthikeyan and Venkat-Raman, 2018; Volkov et al, 2018). Yet, in terms of getting pregnant, lower rates of fertility have been reported...

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Lack of evidence-based maternal care practices in a governmental hospital in the middle region of Jordan

It is worth mentioning that this study is the first part of a large project about application of evidence-based practices in maternal care in Jordanian governmental hospitals. The second part of the...

Experiences of maternity care during the COVID-19 pandemic in the North of England

To ensure relevance across stakeholders, a service improvement survey was co-produced by two NHS Trusts, three local MVPs, three local authorities (LAs) and four clinical commissioning groups (CCGs)....

Experiences of newly qualified midwives working in clinical practice during their transition period

All NQMs taking up a post within the Health and Social Care (HSC) Trust referred to in this study follow a rotational programme in various ward and department locations across the maternity service,...

The effect of COVID-19 on intrapartum care: a case review from early in the pandemic

A 36-year-old primigravida booked at 11 weeks for antenatal care. She was of East Asian ethnicity, with a BMI of 26. She had no significant past medical or surgical history, however, a first-degree...

Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy

‘It takes a village to raise a baby.’ Those are the first words written in the foreword by Penny Simkin and they resound truth. During pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period, numerous people are...

Taking action

The need for these services has grown since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. Poor treatment of pregnant women at work is widespread: 77% experience some form of negative or...

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How do power and hierarchy influence staff safety in maternity services?

The research aim was to identify how power and hierarchy influence staff safety in maternity services, and this was achieved by reviewing research papers concerned with personal narratives of staff...

Pregnancy in a pandemic: generalised anxiety disorder and health anxiety prevalence

Pregnancy is an occurrence which can be synonymous with anxieties and concerns (Rathbone and Prescott, 2019). Research suggests pregnant women are three times more likely to develop anxiety or an...

Association of abnormal fetal echocardiography with some obstetric records

This study was a retrospective study that was obtained by reading the information in the records of women referred for fetal echocardiography. After reviewing, we compared the records of women who had...

Changing the tide: influencing factors for midwives on vaginal breech birth skill acquisition

An exploratory qualitative design was chosen to articulate an understanding of the experiences of midwives influencing skill acquisition. An exploratory methodology was chosen to gain a better...

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