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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,...

Assisted reproduction and morality

In matters of medical ethics, it is inviting to infer that as the medical profession evolved, its members were motivated by patient-centred altruism to develop a code of practice that regulated the...

Diagnosis, management and training in perineal trauma: a national survey of UK midwives

This was a descriptive, cross-sectional study conducted in collaboration with a team in the USA. A revised version of a validated and published survey on experience and training in obstetric tears was...

International Day of the Midwife: coming together

The International Day of the Midwife was established by the ICM in 1992 and is observed by more than 50 nations around the world. Last year marked the 100th anniversary of the ICM, and ICM (2023a)...

Supporting families during baby loss

Beyond Bea (2023b) launched its new online training platform in 2023, which allows learners to access its training modules at their convenience, working around people's busy life and work or study...

Tender loving care following recurrent miscarriages: a review of a dedicated antenatal clinic

A descriptive, exploratory design was used, involving a retrospective chart review. Anonymous data on demographic information, obstetric history, prescribed medications, results of investigations and...

Exploring midwives' emotional wellbeing: evaluation of a survey using cognitive interviews

This article presents the process of survey development and the two pre-testing methods that preceded a conventional pilot: cognitive interviews and a discussion group. Cognitive interviews are...

Does model of care affect women's health and wellbeing in the perinatal period in Sweden?

This study used a descriptive, retrospective design to review comprehensive register data for low-risk pregnancies between 2010 and 2015. Ethical approval and permission to use data from the register...

Midwives' and women's understanding of cytomegalovirus infection during pregnancy

The electronic databases CINAHL, Maternity and Infant Care, EMBASE and PubMed were systematically searched using key words and terms, which included: midwife, midwives, woman, women,...

Simulation and midwifery education 2011–2021: a systematic review

The focus of this review was the evaluation of articles describing the use of simulation in midwifery education. A search was carried out using the online database PUBMED for articles published...

Growing the midwifery workforce

One glaring issue that is not discussed is the removal of tuition fees for undergraduate midwifery programmes. The government restored funding for healthcare programmes in the form of a maintenance...

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