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COVID-19

Midwives’ experiences using personal protective equipment during COVID-19: a scoping review

A scoping review method was used to review the literature. This method is recommended when the topic has not yet been broadly reviewed or is of a complex nature (Mays et al, 2001). The methodological...

Service user and carer involvement in online interprofessional learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

Medicine has been slow to establish involvement of experts by experience, but has shown that all curricula lack theoretically informed perspectives (Regan de Bere and Nunn, 2016; Spencer, 2016), while...

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..

The effect of COVID-19 on intrapartum care: a case review from early in the pandemic

A 36-year-old primigravida booked at 11 weeks for antenatal care. She was of East Asian ethnicity, with a BMI of 26. She had no significant past medical or surgical history, however, a first-degree...

Perceived risk of COVID-19 acquisition and maternal mental distress

Perceived risk is a determinant factor for the way people perceive, judge and react to the potential risks of specific hazards (Mitchell, 2015). People assess risks using a combination of...

SARS-CoV-2: do corticosteroids for fetal lung maturation worsen maternal or fetal outcomes?

The SARS-Cov-2 virus is a virulent pathogen which first emerged in December 2019 in Hubei province of China. This virus is thought to cause severe acute respiratory syndrome and the associated illness...

COVID-19 and the risk to black, Asian and minority ethnic women during pregnancy

Recently, concerns have been raised about a possible association between ethnicity and incidence and outcomes of COVID-19, following observational data released from the Intensive Care National Audit...

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