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The BJM conference brings midwives together

This week, I attended the British Journal of Midwifery's annual conference, which was held in person for the first time since I became editor of the journal. It was an educational and interesting day,...

Supporting research on pre-eclampsia

Action on Pre-eclampsia is willing to collaborate with any credible researchers in relevant areas. Recent efforts include defining the most important topics requiring research by The James Lind...

A mixed-methods survey of perinatal mental health for Sri Lankan women in the UK

This mixed-methods online survey collected both quantitative and qualitative data simultaneously. These data were analysed separately and synthesised to develop the findings (Creswell and Creswell,...

Predictors of early initiation of breastfeeding among women in Jordan

Table 1 presents the sociodemographic, pregnancy- and birth-related characteristics of the participants. The mean age was 29.67 years (standard deviation: 5.21 years). More than half of the...

Risk factors and clinical manifestations of COVID-19 in pregnant women in Indonesia

The study used a descriptive integrated cross-sectional method for data collection. All data were obtained from medical records at the Merah Putih Government Hospital in Indonesia, a referral hospital...

How does social media influence expectations, decision making and experiences of childbirth?

This literature review focused on qualitative research, to gather insight from rich data about women's experiences (Aveyard, 2019). Initial searches were undertaken in April 2022 in CINAHL Plus,...

Public health prevention in maternity programme: supporting the local system

Programme priorities were refreshed in 2021, informed by local healthcare data on the scale of potential benefit and maternity system requirements, among other criteria. Objectives for each new...

The historiography of puerperal psychosis: a Cinderella sub-specialty

George Mora (1965) described modern psychiatry starting at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries. This coincided with the publication of Pinel's (1806) ‘treatise on mental...

Digital mental health platforms

The prevalence of mental health problems has been increasing in the UK. Evidence from population-wide surveys indicates that the rate of severe symptoms of common mental disorders increased from 6.9%...

Episiotomies and ethics

The term episiotomy describes a surgical incision made in the vaginal wall and perineum, which is performed during the second stage of labour. It was first coined in 1742 by the Irish doctor and...

Supporting maternity workers with menopause

As part of my office’s Gender Equality Network, I have recently been involved in several discussions about menopause and workplace policies. As this is a phenomenon that I believe I will not go...

Interprofessional team trust in maternity services: a service evaluation

By adopting a critical feminist stance, this study aimed to illuminate women’s voices in what is described as a predominantly male-orientated NHS organisational culture (Davies, 2003). Despite...

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