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Max's legacy: an evaluation of the impacts of baby loss on staff and families

A baby loss aftercare project team was created by a maternity support worker and included the early pregnancy assessment unit senior nurse and support worker, obstetric consultant, registrars and baby...

Women's experiences accessing continuity of care in Ireland: a qualitative study

A qualitative study design was used to explore and compare the experiences of continuity of care advanced midwifery practitioner service users with their previous experience of at least one other...

Psychometric proprieties of the Arabic Cambridge worry scale among pregnant women

To facilitate tool translation and validation, a cross-sectional design was used for this psychometric study. Recruitment took place in five maternal and child health centres in Irbid city in north...

Factors predicting self-efficacy during birth in Chinese women: a cross-sectional study

A predictive correlational design was used. The study was conducted in a tertiary teaching hospital in China from August to September 2021. The hospital provides comprehensive obstetric care for women...

Health-seeking behaviours of pregnant adolescents: a scoping review

This study was developed based on Arskey and O'Malley's (2005) scoping review methodology. According to this framework, there are six stages: (1) identifying the research question, (2) identifying...

The ups and downs of midwifery in the UK

Disparities in maternity care persist for ethnic minorities and those living in deprived areas, as illustrated by data released ahead of the Mothers and Babies Reducing Risk through Audits and...

Support for mental health issues

In 2022, PANDAS (2022) supported more than 10 000 parents and carers in need. Demand for our services is now 70% higher than pre-pandemic levels (PANDAS, 2022). There are many reasons for this sharp...

Short interpregnancy interval and adverse pregnancy outcomes among women in a Middle Eastern country

This study used a quantitative research approach with a retrospective, matched case-control design. It was conducted in the obstetric units of Sultan Qaboos University Hospital and Al-Rustaq Hospital....

Adolescent women's perspective of pregnancy in Iran: a qualitative study

This descriptive qualitative study used a thematic analysis approach (Braun and Clarke, 2006), and was conducted by combining data from urban and rural primary healthcare centres. All centres and all...

Maternal intrapartum fluids and neonatal weight loss in the breastfed infant

Searches of key databases (CINAHL, MEDLINE, EMBASE, EMCARE) were conducted using a search strategy developed in collaboration with the local NHS library service (Table 1). Known researchers in this...

Exploring informed consent in midwifery care

Faden and Beauchamp (1989) suggested that historically, the fundamentals of informed consent as we understand them in a contemporary context, are a relatively recent development in medical ethics,...

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