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Sadie Geraghty

Coordinator, Master of Midwifery Practice, Edith Cowan University, Perth

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Importance of vitamin D during the antenatal period for maternal well-being

The best source of vitamin D is exposure to natural sunlight and 90% of vitamin D is derived from sunlight with 10% derived from food and plant sources (Paxton et al, 2013; Cannell, 2019)...

Chiropractic care of the pregnant woman and neonate

Chiropractic practice is based on the theory that alterations to the biomechanics of the spinal and extraspinal structures, such as the cranial and mandible bones, can lead to altered neural signals...

Efficacy of oral glucose tolerance testing of pregnant women post bariatric surgery

Globally, an estimated one in five women aged 20 years or older is obese, defined as a body mass index (BMI) ≥30 kg/m2 (Ng et al, 2014) It is becoming increasingly common for pregnant women to have...

The F word: Midwifery students' understanding of feminism

The Oxford Dictionary defines feminism as ‘the advocacy of women's rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes’ This is a basic definition, and it is argued that feminism has many, with an...

Moxibustion: An alternative option for breech presentation

The safest mode of birth for a breech-presenting fetus has been a topic for debate among researchers and clinicians for decades (Walker, 2012; Evans, 2013; Odent, 2013; Homer et al, 2015) Women with a...

Are midwifery students adequately prepared for vaginal breech birth in clinical practice?

The heightened focus on risk affects maternity care providers' attitudes towards vaginal breech birth (Berhan and Haileamlak, 2016), and this professional apprehension may have the potential to limit...

Pre-eclampsia: Praxis and application

Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy-specific disorder, characterised by hypertension and multi-organ system involvement, that occurs in approximately 2-8% of pregnancies worldwide Hypertensive disorders,...

Gastroschisis: A review of practice

Gastroschisis is an abdominal wall defect in the fetus, affecting as many as 1 in 2000 pregnancies and growing in prevalence worldwide (Lepigeon et al, 2014) It occurs during the first...

Are male partners of pregnant women treated negatively in maternity care?

There has been a significant cultural shift regarding the inclusion of male partners in childbirth in Western societies since the 1960s (Hildingsson et al, 2011) Male partners are no longer barred...

Amphetamine use in pregnancy: Perinatal approaches to improve maternal and neonatal outcomes

Amphetamines are highly addictive, relatively low in cost and are easily procured (Pedersen et al, 2015) Amphetamines, and the issues associated with their use, have overtaken other classes of illicit...

Providing sun safety advice: The midwife's role

Of all the different types of cancer diagnosed globally, skin cancer is the most prolific (Nguyen et al, 2012), and melanoma remains the major cause of death from skin cancer (Trakatelli et al, 2012)...

Midwifery students and routine discussion of birth experience in the early postnatal period in hospital

During training, midwifery students are educated and supported in providing emotional and psychological care to women during the postnatal period Women often have increased psychological needs...

Epilepsy in pregnancy: Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterised by recurrent unprovoked seizures (Krumholz et al, 2015) It is one of the most common chronic medical disorders, affecting up to 50 million people...

Thalassaemia in pregnancy: Contemporary care for a timeless disease

Thalassaemia is one of the most common genetic blood disorders affecting women's ability to conceive and progress through a normal pregnancy and birth (Hanprasertpong et al, 2013) Currently, there are...

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