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An exploration of midwives' experiences of the transition to practice in the Republic of Ireland

The study investigated the research question ‘what support is required by newly qualified midwives during their first year of clinical practice?’. A convenience sample of seven midwives from a large...

Lived experiences of women with memories of childbirth

The experiences of childbirth memories were narrated against the background of women attempting to live their lives in the present while coping with changes in their lives that accompanied the birth...

Stand and deliver: an integrative review of the evidence around birthing upright

This review followed the recommendations of the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analysis (PRISMA) checklist (Moher et al, 2009), the Critical Appraisal Skills Program (2018)...

Factors contributing to maternal health inequalities for women who are not white British in the UK

A literature search was conducted on electronic databases (MEDLINE complete, CINAHL, Science Direct, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and Scopus) in January 2021; further papers were found from...

Investigating progressive muscle relaxation and guided imagery in pre-eclampsia treatment

Participants' baseline sociodemographic characteristics are presented in Table 1 and clinical data are shown in Table 2. Participants' mean ages were 56.95 years for the study group and 59.18 years...

Investigating active versus expectant management of third stage labour in a midwife-led unit

The PICOS (Population, Intervention, Comparison and Outcomes, Study) tool was used as a structure to organise a list of terms, addressing the main issues in the research question (Table 1)..

Why research is so important

Jenny Chambers discusses the developments in research about intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy in recent years, that has taken place with the help of the charity ICP Support

Midwife scan clinic: response to increased demand for third trimester ultrasound

In January 2019, a midwife scan clinic was started at Kingston Hospital maternity unit. The unit delivers approximately 5000 babies annually in an obstetric-led delivery suite, a midwife-led birth...

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