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Moving talks at the Primary Care Show

A few weeks ago, I attended this year's Primary Care Show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. I was very pleased to be able to speak with some of you about the journal and have the time...

Supporting families with baby loss

My name is Kirsty Knight, and I founded 4Louis with my parents, Bob and Tracey...

Maternal mental health and breastfeeding duration: the role of optimism and coping strategies

Participants were recruited using an existing database of 1505 individuals who had previously taken part in studies on breastfeeding carried out by the second author and colleagues (Keevash et al,...

Digital mentoring on expressing breast milk for working mothers

This quasi-experimental study was a randomised control group, using a pre-test, post-test design. The participants were women recruited while pregnant for the previous study, who had since given...

Measure to improve: a pilot study of Birthrate Plus in the Netherlands

Birthrate Plus has been validated as a patient acuity measurement tool in the UK (Royal College of Midwives, 2018). To assess its value in a different setting, and to measure staffing levels, a pilot...

Anaemia prevalence and risk factors in pregnant women in Oman: a retrospective case-control study

The study used a retrospective design to identify pregnant women with anaemia by examining medical records from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital in...

Delivering care to women with congenital heart disease: the role of clinical nurse specialist

The joint cardiac and obstetric service at the Royal Brompton and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, was established by Professor Phillip Steer and Dr Jane Sommerville in 1988. This was then expanded...

Threat to low-risk birth environments

While all areas of maternity services are currently struggling, the past 3 years in the UK have placed the provision of low-risk labour care at a serious disadvantage (National Institute for Health...

Prisons and midwifery

‘…if a pregnant woman receives a prison sentence, she may come directly from a violent domestic background, which “increases the risk of miscarriage, infection, premature birth, and injury or death...

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Neonatal outcomes following one previous caesarean section

A retrospective cohort design was used to compare data from women/pregnant people who elected for a vaginal birth after previous caesarean section to those opting for elective repeat caesarean...

Moving talks at the Primary Care Show

A few weeks ago, I attended this year's Primary Care Show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. I was very pleased to be able to speak with some of you about the journal and have the time...

Supporting families with baby loss

My name is Kirsty Knight, and I founded 4Louis with my parents, Bob and Tracey McGurrell, after losing my first child, Louis, to stillbirth in 2009. Louis' death turned our world upside down, and it...

Maternal mental health and breastfeeding duration: the role of optimism and coping strategies

Participants were recruited using an existing database of 1505 individuals who had previously taken part in studies on breastfeeding carried out by the second author and colleagues (Keevash et al,...

Determinants of exclusive breastfeeding among Chinese mothers in the first 6 months

A prospective study design was used to explore exclusive breastfeeding duration in the first 6 months postpartum in China. The study was carried out at a tertiary hospital in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province...

Using a novel approach to explore women's caesarean birth experience

Phenomenology can describe how an event, such as birth, is understood in the landscape of surrounding experiences and overall context (Dodgson, 2023). The subjective and contextual approach suits...

Digitally enabled perinatal mental health programmes: a Scottish perspective

In Scotland, the ‘Matrix’ (NHS Education for Scotland, 2024) was formally launched on a new digital platform on 1 November 2023. It is designed to support evidence-based practice for the delivery of...

Improving specialist services for FGM

‘Guidelines introduced by the [World Health Organization] recommend that all FGM survivors have access to deinfibulation, mental health support, sexual counselling, education and information’ .

Maternal sepsis

In a UK study, Bolger et al (2017) examined the impact of a maternal sepsis training package on maternity staff's compliance with their hospital trust's maternal sepsis guideline, as documented in...

The impact of rising neurodiversity awareness

In recent years, there has been greater recognition of neurodivergent conditions, such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and dyslexia, with up to 15% of the UK population...

Learning from bereaved parents

The Sands (2023) Listening Project directly asked Black and Asian bereaved parents about their experiences of maternity and neonatal care in the UK. Through interviews and focus groups, 56 Black or...

Family decision making for Madurese women with pregnancy complications: a qualitative study

This study used a qualitative phenomenological approach, which is used to investigate a particular event, in terms of what and how the experience was perceived, from the perspective of those who...

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Autistic women's experiences of the antenatal, intrapartum and early postnatal periods

The PICO mnemonic (Stern et al, 2014) was used to identify key words and develop the research question: what can midwives in England learn from studies exploring the experiences of autistic women in...

Postpartum haemorrhage: latest developments in prediction, drug treatment and monitoring

It is commonly stated that postpartum haemorrhage is unpredictable, and so midwives and obstetricians always need to be prepared (Weeks and Neilson, 2015). While this is true to a certain extent, it...

The gender debate: is midwifery education ‘women's work’?

Senior management and leadership in the NHS in the UK have long been described as the ‘snowy white peaks of the NHS’ (Kline, 2014), acknowledging the race inequalities therein. Crucially, this is an...

Digitally enabled perinatal mental health programmes' role in contemporary maternity care

Families need prompt access to evidence-based treatment to improve outcomes. Adversity faced by infants who have a mentally unwell parent, although not universal, can create lifelong challenges, but...

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