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Second UK conviction for FGM

A similar case took place several years ago. The name and some details have been changed to ensure anonymity. A pregnant woman (given the pseudonym Marion) attended a specialist FGM clinic. Marion...

Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy

According to Russell (2012), before the 1830s, the name most generally used for...

Exciting announcements for the coming months

At the British Journal of Midwifery (BJM), we are committed to providing our readers with up-to-date research, clinical reviews and professional articles that allow our audience to stay on top of...

The influence of ethnicity on assessments and academic progression in a midwifery degree

A retrospective cohort observation study was carried out at a UK university in the south of England. The sample included all students who entered the BSc (Hons) 3-year midwifery programme between 2014...

Postpartum depression: combining a mobile application with recititations from the Holy Quran in Indonesia

A randomised controlled trial using a pre-post-test time series was conducted between June and December 2020 in four working areas of the Banyumas District Public Health Centre, Central Java Province,...

Pregnant women's perceptions of daily iron supplementation in rural Ghana

The study used a descriptive qualitative design with an interpretative approach to examine pregnant women's beliefs related to daily intake of iron supplements. This design allowed the investigators...

Perinatal outcomes in persistent occiput posterior fetal position: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Meta-analysis is a quantitative, formal, epidemiological study design used to systematically assess the results of previous research to derive conclusions about that body of research (Haidich, 2010)....

Risk assessments and ethnicity in maternity care: looking through the wrong end of the telescope?

The Caucasian (male) body as the norm has long been noted by Black feminists (Hull et al, 1982; Crenshaw, 1988; 1991; Gishen and Lokugamage, 2019), and even the human genome project is replicating...

Student midwives' experiences of clinical placement and the decision to enter the professional register

Phenomenology is the study of lived experiences of human beings (Smith et al, 2009) and an interpretative phenomenological approach was chosen for this study to understand how student midwives...

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Midwifery higher education: who are we and who do we teach?

In March 2023, the professional body for midwives, the RCM (2023), sent freedom of information requests to the 55 UK universities providing midwifery education at the time, to gather data for the...

Family economic resilience and early childhood parenting practices

Family plays an important role in child care, which influences the success of the nation's plan to realise a ‘golden Indonesia’. This concept prioritises family development to encourage creation of a...

‘Looking forward’ to the new year

In our first issue of the new year, the British Journal of Midwifery has several articles discussing topics related to midwifery education, including research on midwifery students' experiences of...

Building strong foundations in leadership and management for midwifery students

There are a limited number of studies concerning midwifery leadership and management, even more so in terms of studies that relate to students. In addition, midwifery leadership and management are...

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British Journal of Midwifery peer reviewers 2023

Every issue of the British Journal of Midwifery is dependent on an essential team of peer reviewers to bring our readers the very best midwifery research and clinical content.

Combating female genital mutilation

Female genital mutilation can be practised anywhere, but according to UNICEF (2023) data, the highest risk groups are from Africa and Indonesia. Data from the Somali health and demographic survey...

Reflecting on 2023

As 2023 comes to a close, I find myself looking back over the past year, and considering the wide range of research studies, professional articles and clinical pieces that the British Journal of...

Supporting maternity teams

Poor teamworking and human factors have consistently been identified as contributary factors within avoidable harm in maternity care in the UK (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 2021;...

Is access to NHS tongue tie services equitable for mothers and babies in the UK?

All babies are born with a lingual frenulum (mucous membrane tissue under the tongue) that is part of normal oral anatomy. Ankyloglossia is defined as ‘a congenital anomaly characterised by an...

Pregnancy care for maternal and fetal wellbeing: an ethnography study

This research was conducted by a research team, which included a team leader, who was a maternity specialist nurse and researcher, as well as several other members, both male and female, who had...

Fear of childbirth in nulliparous and multiparous women in Australia

A total of 141 nulliparous women and 212 multiparous women completed the W-DEQ and FoBS questionnaires (the primary outcome). The DASS questionnaire was completed by 138 nulliparous women and 204...

Kathleen's journey: improving mental health outcomes for women with bipolar affective disorder

Given the statistics related to women with bipolar affective disorder, promoting interdisciplinary mental health services is critical across the perinatal period (Knight et al, 2022). The specialist...

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The importance of reflexivity in data collection methods for qualitative midwifery research

In the field of nursing and midwifery research, interviews serve as a commonly used and reliable method for data collection. Nevertheless, novice researchers may not fully grasp the complexities of...

A midwife's reflective writing in lactation and grief

On 24 April 2019, I gave birth to my second baby, Hugo, who was diagnosed with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia during early pregnancy. Despite our preparations, Hugo's condition was severe, and he...

Transgender debate and midwifery

Clive James (2007) wrote that at a 1931 premiere of Charlie Chaplin's film, City Lights, Chaplin told Albert Einstein, ‘they cheer me because they all understand me, and they cheer you because no-one...

Analysis of a specialist service for non-pregnant women with female genital mutilation: 2008–2019

A retrospective case note review was conducted of clinic records from 1 October 2008 to 31 December 2019. Information on demographic (year and country of birth, length of time in the UK, level of...

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