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Use of ultrasound in the antenatal space

Obstetrician Ian Donald from Glasgow is credited to have designed and used the first practical ultrasound machine in clinical practice in 1958 (Campbell, 2013) (Figure 1). Since then, rapid progress...

The lived experience of staff caring for women in labour who have a BMI ≥40 kg/m2

The aim of this study was to explore and better understand the experiences of staff who provide care for obese women in labour..

Gestational metabolic syndrome and neonatal anthropometric indices: a prospective cohort study

This prospective cohort study was carried out on 455 pregnant women in Tehran in 2016–2017. Pregnant women attending Nilou Laboratory (a medical laboratory in Tehran, Iran) for their routine prenatal...

Women's perception of choice and support in making decisions regarding management of breech presentation

In order to explore women's perception of choice and support in the management of breech presentation, it is important to gain an understanding of their knowledge and preferences on the subject. This...

Pregnancy related cultural food practices among Pakistani women in the UK: a qualitative study

Epistemologically, the study draws on social construction to explore how cultural food habits are collectively constructed within the social, cultural and religious contexts of UK-based Pakistani...

Intervention for preventing postpartum depression: a systematic review of studies in Indonesia

The review method in this literature review was informed by systematic review methodology (Khan et al, 2003). The studies in this review had to meet following criteria: participants were women in...

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Antiphospholipid syndrome and pregnancy

APS is a life-threatening autoimmune disease that causes the blood to clot too quickly. The condition can cause potentially fatal events such as strokes, heart attacks, blood clots in the lung and...

Compliance to mineral supplementation among pregnant women at a public health clinic in Malaysia

A cross-sectional study was conducted at a maternal and child health clinic in Selangor, Malaysia. A total of 64 pregnant women were selected using a simple, random sampling method. However, a total...

Investigating the effect of training on health behaviours of breastfeeding mothers in Iran

The present study is a quasi-experimental intervention. The statistical population of the present study include breastfeeding mothers referred to the clinics of Fasa city. The sample size of the study...

An exploration of the development of resilience in student midwives

This longitudinal research study adopted a case study approach with one cohort of participants over the first 18 months of their undergraduate midwifery programme. The aims of the study were to...

Preterm birth and associated factors among mothers who gave birth in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

In this study, the overall prevalence of preterm birth was 9% (95% CI:6.1%, 12.1%). We identified mothers who smoked during the current pregnancy, history of pregnancy complications, and five and...

Care strategies before entering pregnant mothers to the operating room and after birth during COVID-19

Newborn babies could become infected after close contact with a person infected with SARS-CoV-2. Other problems, such as premature delivery, have been reported for mothers who have tested positive for...

Telehealth and maternity

The use of telehealth in the field of maternity services did not start during the pandemic. In this section, the pre-pandemic evidence of applications of telehealth to improve maternal and newborn...

Are macrolides a risk in pregnancy?

‘Researchers stated at the time that macrolides should be used with caution throughout pregnancy’ .

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Why pregnant women should consider getting the vaccine

‘Vaccination offers pregnant women the best protection from COVID-19’ .

Woman-centred care

‘Woman-centred care principles underpin the midwifery profession’ .

Working towards better births for all

‘We support all maternity service users to navigate the system as it exists, and campaign for a system which truly meets the needs of all.’ .

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