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How professional quality of life is influenced by perceptions of empowerment in midwives

The present descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted with the participation of midwives working in five provinces of Iran. The inclusion criteria were having an academic qualification in...

Medical students' experiences working with midwives on NHS labour wards: a qualitative study

The study took an epistemological position of ‘critical realism’, which sees reality as being uniform but also mediated by perceptions and beliefs (Barnett-Page and Thomas, 2009). The data collection...

A qualitative exploration of the media's influence on UK women's views of breastfeeding

Five main themes were identified that influenced women's perceptions of breastfeeding and their planned or actual behaviour: family influence, privacy, media as a double-edged sword, negative exposure...

A qualitative exploration of mixed feeding intentions in first-time mothers

Olivia was 22 years old and 24 weeks pregnant. During pregnancy, Olivia had been experiencing hyperemesis gravidarum. Olivia expressed that she had been bottlefed as a child..

The perception of episiotomy among Iranian women: a qualitative study

Qualitative conventional content analysis was used for this study. Interviews were held with 20 service recipients (nulliparous or multiparous women at least 6 weeks after their episiotomy) with...

Developing a fast-track COVID-19 vaccination clinic for pregnant people

The first pilot fast-track COVID-19 vaccination clinic for pregnant people was held on 28 June 2021. Phase 2, ‘community expansion’, commenced 29 July 2021. Community midwives provided women and...

Emergency remote teaching for interprofessional education during COVID-19: student experiences

Recently, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has led many educational providers to adapt to an online delivery mode. The first article in this series (Power et al, 2021) explored definitions of...

Analysing parent feedback

‘Hospitals had put in restrictions to visitors, including birthing partners. These restrictions meant that overnight, unless a woman was labouring, birth partners had to go home and only one visit...

Frontline training in mortality reports

The COVID-19 pandemic had a huge impact on maternity services in the financial year 2020/21, and despite exceptional efforts by practice development teams, training nationally has suffered. Maternity...

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