Gestational metabolic syndrome and neonatal anthropometric indices: a prospective cohort study

This prospective cohort study was carried out on 455 pregnant women in Tehran in 2016–2017. Pregnant women attending Nilou Laboratory (a medical laboratory in Tehran, Iran) for their routine prenatal...

Women's perception of choice and support in making decisions regarding management of breech presentation

In order to explore women's perception of choice and support in the management of breech presentation, it is important to gain an understanding of their knowledge and preferences on the subject. This...

Pregnancy related cultural food practices among Pakistani women in the UK: a qualitative study

Epistemologically, the study draws on social construction to explore how cultural food habits are collectively constructed within the social, cultural and religious contexts of UK-based Pakistani...

Intervention for preventing postpartum depression: a systematic review of studies in Indonesia

The review method in this literature review was informed by systematic review methodology (Khan et al, 2003). The studies in this review had to meet following criteria: participants were women in...

The Thriving Giver: 7 Principles For Health Professionals and Caregivers To Enhance Self-Care and Prevent Burnout

‘We need to weed out the dead, overcrowded flowers and make room for the healthy ones to grow’

Is she allowed?

‘Providing midwife care in this way leads to midwives losing their autonomy and flexibility’ .

Antiphospholipid syndrome and pregnancy

APS is a life-threatening autoimmune disease that causes the blood to clot too quickly. The condition can cause potentially fatal events such as strokes, heart attacks, blood clots in the lung and...

Reflecting on why surgical swabs are being left behind and exploring how this could be prevented

In medical literature, retained surgical swabs are referred to as ‘gossypiboma’ (Williams et al, 1978; Zbar et al, 1998; Kiernan et al, 2008). The etymology for gossypiboma appears to derive from...

Compliance to mineral supplementation among pregnant women at a public health clinic in Malaysia

A cross-sectional study was conducted at a maternal and child health clinic in Selangor, Malaysia. A total of 64 pregnant women were selected using a simple, random sampling method. However, a total...

Investigating the effect of training on health behaviours of breastfeeding mothers in Iran

The present study is a quasi-experimental intervention. The statistical population of the present study include breastfeeding mothers referred to the clinics of Fasa city. The sample size of the study...

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