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Factors contributing to maternal health inequalities for women who are not white British in the UK

A literature search was conducted on electronic databases (MEDLINE complete, CINAHL, Science Direct, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and Scopus) in January 2021; further papers were found from...

Investigating progressive muscle relaxation and guided imagery in pre-eclampsia treatment

Participants' baseline sociodemographic characteristics are presented in Table 1 and clinical data are shown in Table 2. Participants' mean ages were 56.95 years for the study group and 59.18 years...

Investigating active versus expectant management of third stage labour in a midwife-led unit

The PICOS (Population, Intervention, Comparison and Outcomes, Study) tool was used as a structure to organise a list of terms, addressing the main issues in the research question (Table 1)..

Why research is so important

Jenny Chambers discusses the developments in research about intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy in recent years, that has taken place with the help of the charity ICP Support

Midwife scan clinic: response to increased demand for third trimester ultrasound

In January 2019, a midwife scan clinic was started at Kingston Hospital maternity unit. The unit delivers approximately 5000 babies annually in an obstetric-led delivery suite, a midwife-led birth...

How professional quality of life is influenced by perceptions of empowerment in midwives

The present descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted with the participation of midwives working in five provinces of Iran. The inclusion criteria were having an academic qualification in...

Medical students' experiences working with midwives on NHS labour wards: a qualitative study

The study took an epistemological position of ‘critical realism’, which sees reality as being uniform but also mediated by perceptions and beliefs (Barnett-Page and Thomas, 2009). The data collection...

A qualitative exploration of the media's influence on UK women's views of breastfeeding

Five main themes were identified that influenced women's perceptions of breastfeeding and their planned or actual behaviour: family influence, privacy, media as a double-edged sword, negative exposure...

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