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Supporting the needs of midwives caring for women with perinatal loss in South Africa

Three themes emerged from the data (Table 1). The participants expressed relying on their own coping mechanisms to deal with perinatal loss, how management influenced the way they coped and the need...

The use of long-acting reversible contraceptives: a quasi-experimental study in Indonesia

This quasi-experimental clinical trial was conducted from June to September 2022...

Barriers and facilitators to infection prevention and control guidelines adherence: an integrative review

An integrative review was chosen for this study as it captures the dynamics and development of new knowledge of a phenomenon under study (Torraco, 2016). This is achieved through a review and critique...

Assessing women with symptoms of threatened preterm labour: a service proposal

Current local guidelines follow the NICE (2015) treat all approach, so there is a low threshold for interventions such as hospital admission, drug administration and in-utero transfer. The proposed...

Welcome to 2023

In the spirit of the new year and new beginnings, I would also like to welcome our newest board member to post. Ellen Kitson-Reynolds joins us as the director of programmes in nursing and midwifery,...

Coaching can support you in 2023

‘My presentation and public speaking skills have improved, I have developed the courage to approach more senior leaders and I am improving in my strategic thinking and planning’ .

Frontline midwife: My story of survival and keeping others safe by Anna Kent

This book primarily details Anna Kent's experiences of working as first a nurse, then a midwife, for Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders). Her journey takes her through south Sudan,...

British Journal of Midwifery peer reviewers 2022

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. Peer reviewers play an...

Support after the death of a baby

Each year around 4000 families in the UK are devastated by the stillbirth or neonatal death of their baby

Your free revalidation toolkit

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

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Birthing outside the guidelines: a qualitative study of student midwives' experiences

A generic qualitative approach was used for this study, as it allowed the researcher to investigate opinions, beliefs or reflections on experiences (Percy et al, 2015). It is an approach that Caelli...

Looking back and moving forward

The latest report from Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK (2022) has been released, giving a striking insight into midwifery and maternity care...

Physiology-informed maternity care

Since 1960, the Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services (AIMS) has campaigned to improve the UK's maternity services

Training on cultural competency for perinatal mental health peer supporters

A total of 10 peer supporters were trained, with nine women completing the evaluation form. This immediate feedback showed that the training was generally well received. The majority of participants...

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Iranian women's birth experiences: a cross-sectional study

A total of 126 women were included in the study. The majority were 20—35 years old (90.4%) and the mean age was 27.17 ± 5.71 years. Most women were housewives (96.0%), had primary education (52.6%)...

A critical analysis of a tripartite clinical decision involving a student, midwife and client

Midwives often make clinical decisions with missing or ambiguous information, requiring skill and a degree of managed risk consideration (NHS, 2022) or trade off, as per Sherif et al's (1965) degrees...

Culture and breastfeeding support

Current global migratory movements are creating multicultural societies that demand culturally sensitive health professionals to care for women and families (Belintxon and López-Dicastillo, 2014). As...

Midwifery and plant-based diets

In a study of over 250 women (both pregnant and non-pregnant) based in Ireland, De Benedictus et al (2022) evaluated dietary intake and the bioavailability of zinc, finding that ‘58.14% of women and...

Postnatal PTSD: A guide for health professionals

The title is explicitly clear and by the end of the book you will know about postnatal post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from a variety of angles

Supporting midwives in tough times

‘I cried a lot…It wasn't what I had planned for my life obviously, and COVID-19 had been exciting enough up until that point! Now I had cancer to deal with at the age of 43 [years].’ .

Preventing needless deaths in maternity care

It is hard to imagine how devastating it must be to lose a child. It must be especially difficult to learn that a baby's death could have been prevented. However, according to the findings of the...

To weigh or not to weigh in pregnancy: a retrospective study

The pre-intervention group (no routine weighing) included all women who attended the advanced midwife practitioner service for all antenatal care and gave birth in a particular maternity unit in...

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Midwives' decision making during normal labour and birth: a decision making framework

All stages of this study were carried out by the author as part of a PhD study. To address the research aim of the study, to explore midwifery decision-making during normal labour and birth, an...

Unwanted pregnancy in Indonesia: prevalence and decision making

The participants' demographic data are shown in Table 1. Most participants chose to continue with their pregnancy (81.2%). The greatest proportion of respondents was from Java (33.4%). The majority...

Mobile phone-based postnatal follow up and maternal health outcomes for low risk mothers

A quasi-experimental study was conducted in 2020 at the postpartum unit of Cairo University Maternity Hospital. The phone-based postnatal care provided was based on WHO (2014) guidelines for maternal...

Safety netting in midwifery

The concept of safety netting is particularly relevant in midwifery given the fundamental nature of midwifery care, which depends on working in partnership with women to recognise and support normal...

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