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A post-structuralist feminist analysis of electronic fetal monitoring in labour

Young (1984) describes a pregnant woman experiencing birth as a dialectic state, a fluid and changing relationality as the woman–placenta–fetus becomes mother–baby. The woman neither controls the...

Culture, traditional beliefs and practices during pregnancy among the Madurese tribe in Indonesia

This qualitative study was conducted in the Sumenep district on Madura Island in Indonesia, between January 2017 and March 2018. Three sub-districts were selected as study sites representing coastal...

Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation in pregnancy: a nation–wide mixed methods study

This nationwide mixed-methods study used a sequential quantitative-qualitative design. The quantitative elements were the main focus, complemented by a qualitative component. A survey tool was...

Pre-registration midwifery

Bangor University has a longstanding history of working with HEIW in the delivery of its midwifery programme. In 2021, Bangor successfully bid to tender new contracts with HEIW to deliver midwifery...

Providing care to couples experiencing pregnancy loss

A couple’s experience of pregnancy loss, how they cope and their role in supporting and caring for each other during the loss may be complex and difficult to understand. Childbirth generally, whether...

Midwives’ experiences using personal protective equipment during COVID-19: a scoping review

A scoping review method was used to review the literature. This method is recommended when the topic has not yet been broadly reviewed or is of a complex nature (Mays et al, 2001). The methodological...

Service user and carer involvement in online interprofessional learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

Medicine has been slow to establish involvement of experts by experience, but has shown that all curricula lack theoretically informed perspectives (Regan de Bere and Nunn, 2016; Spencer, 2016), while...

Midwifery care and social media

Anyone that uses the internet will know that online content related to pregnancy, birth and early parenting permeates it in all forms. Increased ease of access to such a wealth of information serves...

The ethics of assisted reproduction

‘Caring professions have a prominent role in facilitating the application of artificial reproduction technology’.

Equality in the workplace for midwives

There is, quite rightly, an emphasis in midwifery research on equality and inclusion when providing maternity care. The most recent Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential...

Students stand at the door: exploring views on professionalism in midwifery spaces

A group of final year midwifery students participated in the conversation about professionalism. When some of the conversation was performed by one of the researchers, there was consensus that the...

Sustainability of Entonox in obstetrics: a qualitative study

This service evaluation of Entonox use in a Scottish hospital's labour ward used semi-structured interviews with midwives and an environmental sustainability manager. Participants were recruited via...

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