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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...

Pain management in the first stage of labour using sensory stimulation

The article search was conducted in January 2021 using the population/problem/patient, intervention, comparison, outcome, study design strategy. The type of reporting used was preferred reporting...

Reflection as creative practice: an exploration of arts-based practice workshops with student midwives

How can midwifery educators embrace these two concepts of art and science and align them for student midwives' training? Prior to midwifery training, I was an arts and drama student, spending much...

Understanding the code

The code (WHO, 1981) is an international health policy framework that regulates the marketing of breastmilk substitutes in order to protect infant nutrition. It was published by the World Health...

Eating disorders and pregnancy

Asking someone how they are feeling about their body and how they are navigating the body changes can help support them. When weighing someone, it can be helpful to suggest blind weigh-ins and avoid...

Your free revalidation toolkit

A free revalidation portfolio and CPD resource for nurses and midwives.

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Self-rated health in Swedish pregnant women: a comprehensive population register study

Tables 1 –3 outline the results of multivariate analysis of sociodemographic factors and self-rated health before (Table 1), during (Table 2) and after (Table 3) pregnancy. The mean age of the...

Supporting women with diabetes to breastfeed: use of antenatal breastmilk expression

A comprehensive search was carried out of the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) database, Scopus, Medline, Excerpta Medica DataBASE (EMBASE) and the Cochrane Library on...

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Practice-based learning and the impacts of COVID-19: doing it for real?

Practice-based learning is an integral part of many health and social care professional programmes, providing situated and experiential learning opportunities that contribute to meeting the learning...

Future clinical academic midwife

The intention to increase the capacity of nursing, midwifery and allied health professions-led research is clear.

Podcasts: supporting digital learning

Digital health is a key driver within current UK maternity policy. One example is NHS England and NHSX (2021) investment to secure user and clinician access to maternity records on smartphones and...

Raising awareness of cytomegalovirus

In 2016, CMV Action gathered information from antenatal healthcare professionals about their knowledge of cytomegalovirus and its risk factors, and attitudes towards prevention (Wood, 2017). They...

Third stage of labour management approaches and postpartum haemorrhage in midwife-led units

A literature review by Baker and Stephenson (2022) previously published in the British Journal of Midwifery reported nine published research papers directly or indirectly comparing the incidence of...

Photobiomodulation: a cultural nursing intervention for physical and psychological adaptation

Physical and psychosocial adaptation concerns in postpartum women can lead to complications. This study used a research and development approach carried out in three stages. A tool was developed...

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The experiences of black, Asian and minority ethnic student midwives at a UK university

Recent data show that while the overwhelming majority of undergraduate students in higher education institutions were white, the biggest rate of entry increase for any ethnic group was for black...

Determinants of caesarean section delivery: a nationwide study in Indonesia

A caesarean section was conducted for 2269 (17.7%) of the 12 789 mothers who gave birth during the 5 years before the survey. The majority of the births were by women aged 20–34 years (73.61%), those...

Coaching and mentoring skills: a complement to the professional midwifery advocate role

In March 2021, the A-EQUIP professional midwifery advocate model was adopted by the nursing profession. This came at a time when support was, and still is, essential for nurses across all settings...

A new opportunity for midwives

Anna works for the South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Anna graduated as a midwife in 2004 and worked in various non-clinical roles from the age of 17. After having her own children, she...

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