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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 morning sickness was descriptive: ‘nausea and vomiting of pregnancy’, or ‘pregnancy vomiting’. By 1856, the new phrase...

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...

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...

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