Part 1: a qualitative description of participation in an eight-week infant skin integrity study

This paper uses qualitative description (Chafe, 2017) with liberal use of low-inference descriptors to report on the final qualitative phase of the BaSICS study by presenting the experiences of study...

Part 1: exploring views from fathers and perinatal practitioners on the inclusion of fathers by perinatal services

Since being termed ‘the forgotten contributors to child development’ (Lamb, 1975), research has increasingly recognised the positive contributions of father-involvement to children's psychological,...

Women's views on the visiting restrictions during COVID-19 in an Irish maternity hospital

This study aimed to gain an understanding of women's experiences of visiting restrictions imposed due to COVID-19 and to provide information to inform policy development in relation to visiting..

Part 1: COVID-19 and knowledge for midwifery practice—impact and care of pregnant women

An integrative review methodology was utilised for this paper as it enables a broad scope to facilitate a comprehensive understanding of COVID-19 infection in pregnancy. The literature was gathered...

Widening inequalities should galvanise action across systems

Work is underway to address the inequalities experienced by black, Asian and other minority ethnic women and their babies; work that's greatly needed. However, inequalities arising from structural,...

Birth in the 21st century

The pandemic has had a significant impact on pregnant women who have delivered their babies in these past months. There was concern amongst some midwives and Spanish organisations about the spreading...

Supporting the future of midwifery

Some individuals display and employ task-related behaviours that are primarily focussed on undertaking a series of events or actions in order to achieve the end goal (Forsyth, 2010), whereas...

Human rights and maternity care

The first symptom of coronavirus for Birthrights, besides staff getting to grips with the work and home-schooling juggle, was a huge increase in enquiries to our advice line. We received nearly five...

Improving maternal and child health outcomes through active male partner involvement in perinatal care

Table 1 shows the sociodemographic characteristics of 241 sampled respondents. The mean age of the participant was 27.16±3.48 with an age range of 22–45 years. The distribution of the gender...

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...

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