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Empowered or powerless? Contributing factors to women's appraisal of traumatic childbirth

Thematic analysis was conducted to identify factors that contribute to women's traumatic or non-traumatic appraisals of birth. It is important to acknowledge that a greater proportion of women who...

Changes in care in the fourth trimester in Ireland: 2010–2020

As a result of its appropriateness in researching experiences through time (Bleakley, 2005), a narrative approach to the inquiry process was used, which is a qualitative research methodology (Chase,...

Breech presentation and moxibustion: should it be offered to improve maternal outcomes?

The research question was formulated using the population, intervention, comparison and outcome framework. A comprehensive search was undertaken using Maternity and Infant Care, Medline, Cochrane...

The impact of COVID-19 on the delivery of interprofessional education: it's not all bad news

The case studies outline key factors that had to change in the delivery process of emergency remote teaching for interprofessional education.

Ankyloglossia management: a collaborative approach to educating healthcare professionals

Prior to 2013, there was, and remains, a lack of formal educational programmes available across the UK for the management of tongue tie, which includes training for division of the frenulum. Others...

Cystic fibrosis and caseload midwifery

Paramothayan (2019) describes cystic fibrosis as an autosomal recessive disorder affecting 1 in 2500 live births and cystic fibrosis is the most common inherited genetic disorder in the Caucasian...

Teenage motherhood

For centuries, early childbearing and large families ensured economic independence, yet teenage pregnancy has become associated with unmarried motherhood. Historian Pat Thane states that 20% of first...

A proposed psychological model for understanding and supporting individuals living with tokophobia

This article discusses a psychological model that medical, health and mental health professionals working with pregnant woman and expectant fathers can use if they detect signs of tokophobia. It is...

Birth after previous caesarean section

Planned successful vaginal birth overall presents the fewest complications past 39 weeks' gestation with a single previous caesarean section and remains a suitable and clinically safe option for those...

Enhancing undergraduate midwifery: using drug and alcohol baby simulators in education

The findings were categorised into three main themes: kinaesthetic learning, ‘in their shoes’ and the midwifery role in educating others. The final theme had three sub-themes: visual aid to enhance...

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