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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...

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...

Changes in care in the fourth trimester in Ireland: 2010–2020

As a result of its appropriateness in researching experiences through time (Bleakley, 2005), a narrative approach to the inquiry process was used, which is a qualitative research methodology (Chase,...

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...

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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...

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...

The prevalence of occupational stress among Iranian midwives: a systematic review and meta-analysis

In this systematic review and meta-analysis, the prevalence of occupational stress among Iranian midwives was assessed using the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses...

COVID-19 and clinical outcomes of pregnancy: a comparative study

A before and during comparative study of maternal pregnancy, labour and birth, and postpartum clinical outcomes was conducted at an urban-based tertiary maternity hospital in Ireland with an annual...

Learning in lockdown: exploring the impact of COVID-19 on interprofessional education

The Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE) was established in 1987 and is a UK-based charity, whose main aim is to champion the importance of interprofessional education in...

SARS-CoV-2 infection complicated by intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy

This article presents the case of a 28-year-old South Asian woman in her first pregnancy with no past medical history and no family history of ICP. She provided written consent for the publication of...

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Quality improvement in action

Stakeholder analysis and engagement undertaken at the start and throughout improvement is the cement within the building bricks of any quality improvement project. It provides a way of identifying,...

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...

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