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A proposed psychological model for understanding and supporting individuals living with tokophobia

This article discusses a psychological model that medical, health and mental health professionals working with pregnant woman and expectant fathers can use if they detect signs of tokophobia. It is...

Birth after previous caesarean section

Planned successful vaginal birth overall presents the fewest complications past 39 weeks' gestation with a single previous caesarean section and remains a suitable and clinically safe option for those...

Enhancing undergraduate midwifery: using drug and alcohol baby simulators in education

The findings were categorised into three main themes: kinaesthetic learning, ‘in their shoes’ and the midwifery role in educating others. The final theme had three sub-themes: visual aid to enhance...

Exploring using NVivo software to facilitate inductive coding for thematic narrative synthesis

This study was based on the approach of a ‘textual narrative synthesis of the literature relevant to the subject matter’ (Barnett-Page and Thomas, 2009). A literature search was conducted of a number...

The prevalence of occupational stress among Iranian midwives: a systematic review and meta-analysis

In this systematic review and meta-analysis, the prevalence of occupational stress among Iranian midwives was assessed using the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses...

COVID-19 and clinical outcomes of pregnancy: a comparative study

A before and during comparative study of maternal pregnancy, labour and birth, and postpartum clinical outcomes was conducted at an urban-based tertiary maternity hospital in Ireland with an annual...

Learning in lockdown: exploring the impact of COVID-19 on interprofessional education

The Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE) was established in 1987 and is a UK-based charity, whose main aim is to champion the importance of interprofessional education in...

SARS-CoV-2 infection complicated by intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy

This article presents the case of a 28-year-old South Asian woman in her first pregnancy with no past medical history and no family history of ICP. She provided written consent for the publication of...

Quality improvement in action

Stakeholder analysis and engagement undertaken at the start and throughout improvement is the cement within the building bricks of any quality improvement project. It provides a way of identifying,...

Motivational interviewing to increase physical activity in women with gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as glucose intolerance first identified in pregnancy that resolves postpartum (Basri et al, 2018). It has an increasing prevalence worldwide and is...

A review of third stage of labour care guidance

Active management aims to accelerate delivery of the placenta to reduce blood loss. A prophylactic uterotonic drug (exogenous oxytocin) is given to accelerate the contractility of the uterus, to cause...

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