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Improving physiological stability of very preterm babies: a preliminary randomised controlled trial

This study used qualitative methods to gather data from mothers on their experiences with the Babybe device, as part of the COSYBABY study. Previous research has demonstrated differences between...

Perioperative active warming for preventing neonatal hypothermia: the Neohyp trial

This study (the NeoHyp trial) compared the effectiveness of perioperative active warming by administering warmed intravenous fluids to women undergoing elective caesarean section and performing...

Learning about compassion during midwifery education: exploring student midwives' perspectives

A mixed-methods design was used for this study (Tashakkori and Teddlie, 2003). Mixing positivism and intepretivism by adopting a quantitative approach allowed for scope and scale, while the...

First-time fathers' experiences attending labour and birth: a descriptive cross-sectional study

This was a descriptive cross-sectional study of 200 first-time fathers visiting midwifery counseling centers in Tehran, Iran. With an alpha of 0.05, z of 1.96, sigma of 7 and d of 1, the sample size...

Pregnant women's knowledge of venous thromboembolism in Malaysia

A total of 143 pregnant women completed the questionnaire. The findings of this study are presented under three headings: participants' demographic characteristics, participants' knowledge of venous...

Self-assessed hand and wrist pain and quality of life for postpartum mothers in Japan

Of the 190 women recruited 5 days after birth, 139 (73.2%) returned questionnaires and 131 (68.9%) consented to participate in the subsequent two surveys at 2 and 6 months. The mean age of...

‘Sunshine’, ‘angels’ and ‘rainbows’: language developed by mothers bereaved by perinatal loss

Data were collected through 40 completed qualitative online surveys and five semi-structured face-to-face interviews with women who had experienced a healthy pregnancy following a perinatal loss. The...

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