Reflecting on why surgical swabs are being left behind and exploring how this could be prevented

In medical literature, retained surgical swabs are referred to as ‘gossypiboma’ (Williams et al, 1978; Zbar et al, 1998; Kiernan et al, 2008). The etymology for gossypiboma appears to derive from...

Compliance to mineral supplementation among pregnant women at a public health clinic in Malaysia

A cross-sectional study was conducted at a maternal and child health clinic in Selangor, Malaysia. A total of 64 pregnant women were selected using a simple, random sampling method. However, a total...

Investigating the effect of training on health behaviours of breastfeeding mothers in Iran

The present study is a quasi-experimental intervention. The statistical population of the present study include breastfeeding mothers referred to the clinics of Fasa city. The sample size of the study...

An exploration of the development of resilience in student midwives

This longitudinal research study adopted a case study approach with one cohort of participants over the first 18 months of their undergraduate midwifery programme. The aims of the study were to...

Preterm birth and associated factors among mothers who gave birth in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

In this study, the overall prevalence of preterm birth was 9% (95% CI:6.1%, 12.1%). We identified mothers who smoked during the current pregnancy, history of pregnancy complications, and five and...

Care strategies before entering pregnant mothers to the operating room and after birth during COVID-19

Newborn babies could become infected after close contact with a person infected with SARS-CoV-2. Other problems, such as premature delivery, have been reported for mothers who have tested positive for...

Telehealth and maternity

The use of telehealth in the field of maternity services did not start during the pandemic. In this section, the pre-pandemic evidence of applications of telehealth to improve maternal and newborn...

Are macrolides a risk in pregnancy?

‘Researchers stated at the time that macrolides should be used with caution throughout pregnancy’ .

Why pregnant women should consider getting the vaccine

‘Vaccination offers pregnant women the best protection from COVID-19’ .

Woman-centred care

‘Woman-centred care principles underpin the midwifery profession’ .

Working towards better births for all

‘We support all maternity service users to navigate the system as it exists, and campaign for a system which truly meets the needs of all.’ .

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